Relief assistance - freight subsidies

Cyclone Ita

Standard Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Category B were activated on 14 April 2014, to provide assistance to primary producers in shires affected by Cyclone:

This assistance provides freight subsidies up to $5,000. Freight subsidies are up to 50% of the cost of transport of livestock, fodder or water for livestock and building or fencing equipment or machinery a direct result of the natural disaster.

Eligible primary producers can also access concessional loans from QRAA of up to $250,000 at an interest rate of 1.7%. For more information, contact QRAA on 1800 623 946.

For other recovery assistance and information, please visit the Queensland Governments business and industry portal.

Freight subsidies

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)
  • fuel.

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 us .

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 department officer will assist you to complete the IDSP application form:

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Last updated 22 April 2014