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Transport Subsidy ACT

The Transport Subsidy provides drought affected ACT rural landholders with a subsidy to help with the costs of transporting fodder, water or stock.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Up to $40,000 per farm business.

Who is this for?

ACT rural leaseholders.


Subsidies may be used to:

  • transport stock to and from agistment outside of the ACT
  • transport stock to sale or slaughter from properties within the ACT
  • transport fodder for stock to properties within the ACT
  • transport stock drinking water
  • transport of farm chemicals, fertiliser and seed to properties within the ACT

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost, to a maximum of $7.50 per kilometre (GST exclusive) are available.

Payments will be made on receipt of eligible tax invoices which demonstrate transport occurring between:

  • 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
  • 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be the owner and operator of a farm business in the ACT, negatively impacted by drought conditions
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from the farm business under normal seasonal circumstances
  • be operating as a sole trader, 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)
  • not have gross off-farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding funds in a registered superannuation fund).

How do you apply?

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