Special categories for freight costs

If you are a sportsperson or professional entertainer, or transporting brood mares, you may be eligible for freight assistance.

Sportspersons and professional entertainers

Eligible persons

Sportspersons must be competing in a sporting event where prize money or other financial reward is offered.

Professional entertainers must receive an income, fee or financial reward from performing in a show or event.

However, as financial rewards and prizes vary according to the type of show or sporting event, eligibility will be decided on a case by case basis.

In determining eligibility, consideration will be given to whether entertainment is their occupation or main source of income, and whether entertainment is the primary purpose of the trip.

Eligible goods

Eligible equipment includes all things used directly in an entertainment or sporting event. For example, sideshow equipment, sound equipment, sports cars and horses used in entertainment and sporting events. It doesn’t include living accommodation, cars or other items for personal use.

All eligible goods must be transported by sea between Tasmania and the Australian mainland. Both legs of the round trip must be completed before a claim is submitted.

Assistance is also available for Sportspersons or Professional Entertainers who ship eligible goods between the main island of Tasmania and King Island or the Furneaux Group.

Assistance available

Assistance is limited to that applicable to the return leg of a round trip, where the round trip consists of the outward and return sea transport of the same cargo within a 6 month period.

Brood mares

Eligibility

Tasmanian based brood mares which are transported to the Australian mainland for servicing and returned to Tasmania, are eligible for assistance on both the northbound and southbound legs of the round trip. Both legs of the round trip must be completed before a claim is submitted.

Foals born from eligible brood mares and conceived on the mainland are eligible for assistance on the return journey to Tasmania, provided they are less than 6 months old at the time of shipment. The foal does not need to accompany the mare on the southbound journey.

Tasmanian based brood mares are defined as brood mares that are either bred in Tasmania or have had at least one foal in Tasmania.

Assistance is also available for brood mares that are based on King Island or the Furneaux Group, are shipped to the main island of Tasmania for servicing and return to either King Island or the Furneaux Group.

Assistance available

Assistance for eligible brood mares is paid for both the northbound and southbound legs of a round trip.

Page last updated: 1 October 2021