Drought Transport Subsidy

The NSW Government is committed to supporting primary producers manage the ongoing impacts of drought through a range of targeted assistance measures. 

 In May 2020, the NSW Government invested an additional $116 million to continue the Drought Transport Subsidy (DTS) program in recognition of the ongoing drought conditions across rural and regional NSW at that time.  

The DTS program provides a subsidy to the cost of transporting fodder, water and livestock. To date, more than $200 million in drought transport subsidies have been paid to approximately 13,000 primary producers across NSW. 

Invoices for funding under Round 2 of the DTS program must be submitted to the RAA by Wednesday, 30 September. Round 2 of the DTS program includes movements of fodder, water and livestock up to 30 June 2020 in accordance with the program guidelines.

A subsidy is still available under Round 3 of the DTS program, which is currently open and has been expanded to include transport of purchased stock to a farm business. Under Round 3, eligible producers are entitled to a cap of up to $25,000 up to 31 December 2020 or until funding allocation is exhausted, in accordance with the program guidelines. 

For more information about drought assistance or to submit an application, clients can contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, either by calling 1800 678 593 or online at www.raa.nsw.gov.au 

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