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On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme TAS

The Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers and horticulturalists with a rebate to help with the costs of purchasing and upgrading on-farm water infrastructure.
Close date: 31 Mar 2021 12:00 AM AEDT.
Application detail:

Applications close 31 March 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.


What do you get?

Up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian drought affected livestock farmers and horticulturalists.


This rebate may be used to help with the costs of purchasing, upgrading and installing emergency water infrastructure, including:

  • pipes, water tanks, troughs and water pumps (grazing industry applicants only)
  • desilting of existing dams
  • drilling new water bores and associated power supply  (such as generators)
  • the cost of obtaining any necessary regulatory approvals for the water infrastructure
  • professional installation costs to install infrastructure

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee in the grazing industry, or a horticulturalist with permanent plantings
  • operate a primary production business as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company
  • own a property located in an eligible area which is impacted by drought
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from your farm business under normal seasonal circumstances, or
  • have commenced your farm business between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2018 and derive 50% of your gross income from the farm business within 3 years of the date of applying

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.