By Gillian Hayward
The NSW government is offering support to eligible households, small businesses and primary producers. From early July you will be able to apply for rebates to assist in the cost of mouse baits that were purchased from 1 February 2021.
For more information and to check your eligibility https://www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/mouse-control-support-program/households-and-small-businesses
Broadacres crop farmers will have access to free treatment of grain for use of mouse bait on the perimeter of paddocks. For more information and to find out where you can get your grain treated: https://www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/mouse-control-support-program/emergency-relief-for-grain-farmers
Primary Producers will be able to access a rebate of 50% on zinc phosphide purchases up to $10,000. The framework on how to claim and eligibility criteria will be released shortly. More information can be accessed here https://www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/mouse-control-support-program/farmers-buying-zinc-phosphide
Additional support for primary producers of $1,000 is now available from Rural Aid if you are in a mouse affected area as at 1 June 2021. More information can be accessed here https://faa.ruralaid.org.au/mouse-plague-financial-assistance/