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Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy

A subsidy on the transport of stock at risk is permanently available to primary producers.

This subsidy covers up to 50% of the total freight cost to a maximum of $20,000 per farm business and is 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 enterprise demonstrates a significant financial need

This subsidy is limited with $500,000 available in each financial year.

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