Transport Subsidy Emergency Drought Relief

The Transport emergency drought relief provides a subsidy on the transport of fodder and/or water to a property, stock to/from agistment and stock to sale or slaughter. These subsidies have no asset or income test attached.

Assistance available

A transport subsidy of up to 50% of the total freight cost is available to eligible primary producers to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (GST exclusive) to a maximum eligible distance of 1,500 kilometres. 

$20,000 is available per eligible farm business per year which equates up to $30,000 over 18 months from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2019. 

Payments can be made on receipt of eligible tax invoices which demonstrate transport occurring between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

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