International Freight Assistance Mechanism


The IFAM program is a temporary, emergency measure in response to an
extraordinary situation. The IFAM program gives Australian businesses
more time to re-engineer their business models and adjust to a new and
more challenging environment created by COVID-19.

The intended outcomes of the IFAM grants are to:

• increase the volume of Australian outbound freight (and inbound
medical supplies) to encourage the return of international freight

• reduce the impact on exporters of Australian high-value and
time-sensitive perishable products, of freight cost increases caused by
the COVID-19 impact; and

• enable Australian exporters of high-value and time-sensitive
perishable products to keep exporting and thereby keep Australian
employees in jobs during the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. 

Applications close 30th June 2021