Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy

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:

  • fodder and/or water to an affected property
  • stock to sale or slaughter
  • stock to/from agistment.

Refer to the Declared natural disasters table for LGA's eligible for this assistance.

More information and how to apply

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Primary Producers

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.

Download the Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy Program guidelines (PDF, 215.95 KB).

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.

Download the Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy AGRN 1012 and 1025 Program Guidelines (PDF, 206.73 KB).

Applicants must complete an online application form or a manual application form and upload/attach the following documentation:

  • Local Land Services rates notice OR Local Government Rates Notice
  • Owner Carrier - copy of registration papers and log book entries)
  • Proof of expenditure (tax invoices)
  • Completed movement sheet. Download the movement sheet here (PDF, 151.38 KB).

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:

  • BP reference number
  • ABN number
  • Case number from original application
  • Invoices

We recommend that you use the 
Google Chrome browser

Need Help?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

To read the  Frequently Asked Questions for this program please click here.