Apply now for mouse bait rebate

 
NSW Farmers’ is working with the Rural Assistance Authority to ensure the roll out of the Zinc Phosphide Rebate for Primary Producers program is reaching farmers. 

The program, which opened on 2 August and closes on 17 December, involves a one-off rebate to assist primary producers in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) experiencing financial hardship due to the mouse plague.

NSW Farmers Vice President Xavier Martin says the RAA has a team of experienced assessors who can help farmers with their application, which is proving to be problematic online.  

“The key message is don’t self-assess, pick up the phone to the RAA and talk through your circumstances, as all 400 applicants have been accommodated so far,” Mr Martin said. 

“There are hardship provisions and that are designed to ensure the support gets to where it is most needed. The rebate is also available to farmers that have invested in trying to get on top of the plague.”

“The other tip is to apply early. Even if you think you may want to wait until later in the year to claim your rebate.  You can apply now and submit your invoices later but they must be in one submission.” 

“The RAA team are there to help so If you have any concerns, questions or feedback, give them a call on 1800 678 593.” 

“NSW Farmers successfully advocated for this baiting rebate program and we want to ensure that all eligible farmers can apply.” 

For the latest information from the NSW Government on the mouse plague, including how to claim the household and small business rebate, head to www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/nsw-mouse-control-rebate.

Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Media Contact:  Michael Burt  | 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au