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Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy NSW

Funder:  NSW – Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: 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.

$ Available: up to $40 000.00

Eligibility:  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)

Key Dates: closes 30 June 2019


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

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