Grants & Subsidies

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (the RAA) administers financial assistance programs including transport subsidies for animal welfare and natural disasters to primary producers on behalf of both the NSW and Australian Governments.


Read Choose the right grant for your needs for a summary of available grants.

Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy

The emergency drought transport subsidy applies to the transport of fodder, water for stock and livestock to pasture, slaughter or sale.

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

From 14 January 2019, drought-affected farmers can claim up to 25% on new farm water infrastructure costs under the emergency water infrastructure scheme.

Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy

The animal welfare transport subsidy is available for the transport of stock at risk and is permanently available to primary producers.

Donated Fodder Transport Subsidy

The donated fodder transport subsidy pays for the costs of transporting donated fodder from within NSW.

Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy

The natural disaster transport subsidy is available to farmers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event.

Disaster recovery grants

Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to farmers, small businesses and non-profit organisations.

Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program

The commercial fisheries business adjustment program is a scheme to assist the commercial fishing industry in NSW to manage restructure impacts.

Gas Community Benefits Fund

The gas community benefits fund is a scheme to share the benefits of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) production with the local communities where the gas is extracted.