Relief assistance - freight subsidies
Find out about general flood relief assistance, including the concessional loans provided by QRAA (formerly Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) for small businesses and primary producers.
Freight subsidies of up to $5,000 per disaster event are available for eligible primary producers located within a disaster-declared area under joint Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), or where a primary producer has a current Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.
Freight subsidies may be made available for movement of materials such as:
- emergency fodder for livestock to the primary producer's home property
- building, fencing materials, machinery and equipment movements
- animals purchased for restocking as a result of the event
- produce to market from the primary producer's home property (subsidies do not apply to small business)
Note: A 'primary producer' is a person who spends the majority of their labour on, and derives the majority of their income from, a primary production enterprise.
For more information about freight subsidies please contact the DAFF Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23
Application for freight subsidies
The following forms must be lodged in accordance with the requirements contained in the individual guidelines below.
Fodder - for the movement of emergency fodder to a disaster declared property
Equipment - for the movement of building materials, fencing materials, machinery and equipment to a disaster declared property
Removal of stock - for the removal of livestock from a disaster declared property
Restocking - for the movement of animals purchased for restocking a disaster declared property
Fuel - for the movement of emergency fuel directly related to primary production for a disaster declared property
Produce to market - for the movement of produce to market from the primary producer's disaster declared property
Freight subsidies under an Individual Disaster Stricken Property declaration
Where a primary producer is not in an area activated for NDRRA assistance but has suffered significant damage from a natural disaster they are able to apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration. Freight subsidies can be applied for under an IDSP declaration.
To obtain an IDSP declaration, please contact us to arrange an IDSP inspection by a DAFF officer. A DAFF officer will assist you to complete the IDSP application form:
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