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Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy NSW

The Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy provides primary producers, affected by a declared natural disaster event, with a subsidy for transport of fodder, water and stock.

Application detail:

Applications may be made after the declaration of an eligible disaster.

What you get?

Subsidies of up to $15,000 per financial year.

Who is this for?

NSW farmers affected by a declared disaster.


Subsidies may be used to:

  • transport of fodder for stock (including bees) to properties
  • transport of stock (including bees) to agistment
  • returning stock (including bees) from agistment
  • transport of stock to sale or slaughter
  • transport of stock drinking water
  • transport of domestic water.

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost, to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (GST exclusive) to a maximum eligible distance of 1,500 kilometres are available.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • own and/or operate a farm business in NSW
  • operate as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company, trading agricultural products
  • be registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a primary producer and have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have a primary production business located within a declared disaster area.

How do you apply?

Check the Declared Natural Disaster page for information about announcements of declared disaster events.

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy.