The NSW government provides assistance to primary producers affected by drought and bushfire conditions.
For agricultural or livestock emergencies, beekeepers should call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline - 1800 814 647
Available help to NSW beekeeping businesses through the Agriculture and Services Hotline includes:
For drought assistance, NSW-registered beekeeping businesses may access site fee waivers for apiaries on public lands, primary producer vehicle registration waivers and subsidies for transport of fodder and water through the NSW DroughtHub.
The NSW DPI Primary Producers Assistance Guide for Beekeepers (PDF, 858.28 KB) outlines the drought assistance available for beekeepers above as well as contact details for rural assistance in the form of financial counsellors, farm household support, emergency water infrastructure, mental health support, emergency assistance insurance claims.
The Australian Taxation Office Primary Producer guide helps explain some of the tax elements for beekeepers as there are tax provisions their accountants can utilise.