The Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy is available to eligible farmers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting:
Refer to the Declared natural disasters table for LGA's eligible for this assistance.
If you are in a local government area (LGA) impacted by severe weather and floods that began in February 2022, please note that the close dates for applications for the Disaster Relief Loan, Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy and the Donated Fodder Transport Subsidy have been extended. Applications for these programs under the February 2022 event are now open until 30 June 2023 and approved applicants now have until 30 September 2023 to lodge invoices to claim payment.
A subsidy up to $15,000 can be claimed once by an eligible applicant for each declared natural disaster event. The subsidy will be paid for transport at a rate of 50% of the total amount paid to the carrier or specified costs for an owner driver. The maximum distance for each movement is 1500 kilometres.
Please note: If you have been affected by the severe weather and flooding events from 22 February 2022 (AGRN 1012) or 27 June 2022 (AGRN 1025) you are able to claim up to $25,000.
Applicants must complete an online application form or a manual application form and upload/attach the following documentation:
If you prefer to download a paper copy of the application form, download the form here.
Primary producers - free confidential assistance is available from your local Rural Financial Counselling Service.
You can also give the RAA permission to work with your own private financial advisor or accountant to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged. Contact the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 593.
To read the Frequently Asked Questions for this program please click here.