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The animal welfare transport subsidy provides up to $20,000 for eligible primary producers who have livestock where:

  • their animals are at significant risk in terms of animal welfare
  • there is limited available feed and/or water.

The subsidy covers up to 50% of the transport of the stock to sale or slaughter.


  • you must be receiving the Farm Household Allowance or be an eligible client of the local Rural Financial Counselling Service
  • your removed stock had a fat score of 2 or below (3 or below for dairy cattle).

What you need

  • proof of your property's location (your latest Local Land Service (LLS) and Local Government Area (LGA) rates notices)
  • confirmation that you're in financial need such as a letter from Centrelink or a Rural Financial Counsellor
  • confirmation that the removal of livestock was for animal welfare reasons (for example, the confirmation of fat scores from a purchasing agent)
  • your owner carrier papers (registration papers and log book entries)
  • proof of expenditure such as tax invoice(s)
  • signed transportation costs sheet – PDF
  • your bank account details.

How to apply

  1. Complete and sign your transportation costs sheet – PDF.
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  3. Complete the online form.
  4. Upload the required documentation.

If you're unable to apply online:

  1. Download and complete Transport Subsidy Animal Welfare Claim Form – DOC
  2. Gather all the required documentation.
  3. Lodge your application using the details on the form.
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