On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme VIC


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers with a rebate to help with the costs of new water infrastructure for animal welfare needs.
Open
Close date: 30 Jun 2021 12:00 AM AEST.
Application detail:

Applications close 30 June 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

 
What do you get?

A rebate of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Drought affected Victorian livestock farmers.

Overview

On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers with a rebate to help them with the costs of purchasing, installing and upgrading on-farm water infrastructure.

The rebate applies to the purchase and installation of emergency water infrastructure for livestock, including:

  • pipes
  • tanks and troughs associated with stock watering
  • water pumps
  • de-silting works of existing dams
  • drilling new stock water bores and associated power supply eg generators
  • material or equipment necessary to install infrastructure (excluding the purchase of machinery)
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • 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
  • be registered as a primary producer with the Australian Tax Office, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and are registered for GST
  • own a property located in an eligible Local Government Area or provide evidence of severely depleted water storage or sources
  • 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 three years of the date of applying

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.