Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy NSW
At a glance
Provides drought affected farm businesses in NSW with a transport subsidy of up to $40,000 for the transport of fodder, water and / or stock.
Who can apply:
At a minimum, you must be:
- the owner and operator of a farm business in NSW
- operating as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company, trading agricultural products
- registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a primary producer and have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
Other eligibility requirements may apply.
The Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy provides drought affected farmers in NSW with subsidies for the transport of fodder, water and stock.
Subsidies may be used to:
- transport stock to and from agistment
- transport stock to sale or slaughter
- transport fodder or water to stock on drought affected properties
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.
$40,000 is available per eligible farm business over 18 months from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Payments will be made on receipt of eligible tax invoices which demonstrate transport occurring between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.
To be eligible, you must:
- be the owner and operator of a farm business in NSW, 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, partnership, trust or private company, trading agricultural products
- be registered with the ATO as a primary producer and have an ABN
- not have gross off-farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding funds in a registered superannuation fund)
Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy.
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply at Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy.