You may have heard the NSW Government’s application for the use of bromadiolone to manage mice was refused by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
While this means Local Land Services is unable to open any grain treatment sites, there are still a range of other government support programs that you may be able eligible for.
Eligible households and small businesses can now claim cash rebates through Service NSW to help cover the cost of mouse baits, traps and cleaning materials bought after 1 February, 2021.
Households can claim up to $500 and small businesses up to $1,000. Primary producers who live where they work will be able to claim a single rebate of up to $1,000 to help meet the cost of protecting their premises.
Applications will close on 27 September 2021, or when funds near their allocation. To find out if you qualify and to make your claim visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/nsw-mouse-control-rebate or www.nsw.gov.au/mice.
Meanwhile, primary producers experiencing financial hardship due to mice will be able to claim a 50% rebate on purchases of zinc phosphide, up to $10,000, through the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA). The Department of Regional NSW and RAA are developing the rebate framework,
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