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Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy NSW

Funder:  NSW – Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: The Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy provides primary producers with a subsidy to help with the freight costs to transport stock whose welfare is at risk.

The subsidy is available if:

  • animals are at significant risk
  • there is little or no feed and / or water available, including both pasture and stored fodder
  • animals leave the farming enterprise permanently
  • the enterprise demonstrates a significant financial need

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost are available per farm enterprise per financial year.

$ Available: up to $20 000.00

Eligibility:  To be eligible, you must be:

  • the owner and / or 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)
  • claiming in relation to farmed animals appearing on the most recent Land and Stock Return
  • earning more than 50% of gross income from the farm under normal seasonal conditions

Key Dates: Applications can be made at any time.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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