Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
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.
Primary producers affected by a declared natural disaster can apply for a subsidy up to $15,000 for transport at a rate of 50% of the total amount paid to the carrier or specified costs for an owner driver. The subsidy can be claimed once by an eligible applicant for each declared natural disaster event. The maximum distance for each movement is 1,500 kilometres.
Download the program guidelines here:
Program Guidelines - Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy (PDF, 215.95 KB).
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.
Download the program guidelines for the February or June 2022 events here:
Program Guidelines - Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy (AGRN 1012 and 1025) (PDF, 206.73 KB).
Applicants must complete an online application form or a manual application form and upload/attach the following documentation:
The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. We recommend that you have all scanned documents ready to upload before starting the process. We recommend that you use the Google Chrome browser.
If you prefer to download a paper copy of the application form, download the form here.
You will need:
If you have difficulty understanding the guidelines or completing the application form you should seek the assistance of your rural/financial counsellor, business advisor, accountant or a trusted family member/friend.
Rural Financial Counselling Service
Free confidential assistance is available from your local Rural Financial Counselling Service - you can find your local service here:
Rural Financial Counselling Service.
Rural Recovery Support Service
The Rural Recovery Support Service is managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), to provide assistance to rural landholders and primary producers who have been impacted by the recent floods. DPI Recovery Workers are a single point of contact, providing information and referrals to support you on your recovery journey.
If you need assistance with interpreting or translating, please contact Multicultural NSW on 1300 651 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend you use the Google Chrome browser when applying.