The Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) has been set up by the Queensland Government to help primary producers in the grazing industries manage their livestock resource during drought and to help in the restoration of that resource after drought.
The scheme is administered by primary industries officers in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. There are four types of freight subsidies are available to eligible primary producers.
These subsidies are available for the transport of:
- water for livestock
- livestock returning from agistment
- animals purchased for restocking after the drought.
You could be eligible for financial assistance for any or all of these. There are special conditions for each type of subsidy.
For further information, visit the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry