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This information is current as at 1 February 2021.

See also: Disaster Recovery Grants



Emergency Transport

Farm Business Skills

Grant Features

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

Emergency Drought Relief Transport Subsidy

Natural Disaster

Animal Welfare

Donated Fodder

Pre-Approval & Reimbursement

Course Provider


There has been an unprecedented demand for the EWIR program which has seen available funding exhausted.

The Commonwealth Government has advised the NSW Government that there is no available funding and the scheme is now closed to new applicants from 14 May 2020.

From 1st July, subsidy up to 50% of the full cost of freight up to a maximum/km/journey (see Guidelines).

Transport of:

  • Stock to/from agistment
  • Stock to sale/slaughter
  • Transport of fodder
  • Transport of stock and domestic (household) drinking water.
  • Transport of farm chemicals, fertiliser and seed to farms.
  • From 1st July also includes transport of purchased stock to a farm business

Available to farmers affected by a declared natural disaster event.

Transport of:

  • Stock to/from agistment
  • Stock to sale/slaughter
  • Transport of fodder
  • Transport of water.

Available where:

  • Animals are at significant risk
  • There is little or no feed and/or   water available, including both pasture and stored fodder
  • Animals leave the farming enterprise   permanently and
  • The business demonstrates a   significant financial need.

Available for transporting donated fodder organised by community groups to a central location for distribution to properties affected by drought and other emergencies.

Available to provide access to vocational and skills training in the following categories:

  • Risk management
  • Financial management
  • Business management
  • Succession planning.

Education and service providers can apply to be listed as a pre-approved course on the RAA website

Maximum amount available

Due to exhaustion of Commonwealth Government funding, the scheme has now closed.

$25,000 per farm business

$15,000 per farm enterprise per financial year.

$20,000 per farm enterprise per financial year.

Total program funds are limited to $500,000 available in each financial year.

$5000 for the first individual. Additional $1000 available per person for a maximum of four people for a total maximum of $9000 per farm business

Assessed on case by case basis


Closed: 14 May 2020

Closed 31 December 2020

Available in the event of a declared natural disaster

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Opened: 2 November 2015

Closed: 30 June 2020


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