Victorian Bushfires commencing 21 November 2019

Victorian Bushfire Emergency Transport Support Program: Primary Producers

Transport subsidies of up to $15,000 are now available to eligible primary producers directly impacted by the Victorian Bushfires commencing 21 November 2019, AGRN 882.

The support is available to bushfire affected primary producers in the local government areas of Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, East Gippsland, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga.

Eligible primary producers (including apiarists) can claim the subsidy for eligible transport costs that directly address immediate animal welfare and safety needs, including:

  • Transporting of emergency fodder for stock to fire-affected properties
  • Transporting of stock to agistment (including returning stock), sale or slaughter
  • Transporting of stock drinking water.

Applicants can apply for a combination of transport activities undertaken before 30 June 2020. The program will cover up to 50 per cent of total costs, to a maximum of $15,000 (excluding GST) per farm business.

Eligibility criteria for the Victorian Bushfire Emergency Transport Support Program are contained in the attached guidelines.

Applications together with supporting documentation must be submitted by 31 July 2020 via:

Post: Rural Finance, PO Box 1313, Bendigo Central 3552

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fax: 5441 8901

For further information please contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425.