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On-Farm Energy Grants VIC

On-Farm Energy Grants provide primary producers with matched funding to help them improve their on-farm energy efficiency.

Close date: 30 Jun 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Matched funding of up to $1 million.

Who is this for?

Victorian primary producers.


On-Farm Energy Grants provides funding to help farmers replace energy inefficient equipment through to supporting energy projects that benefit multiple farm businesses.

Depending on the type of investment required, the grants are offered in 4 tiers:

  • Tier 1 — provides grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) to support farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity
  • Tier 1 Streamlined Dairy — provides grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) to dairy farmers without the requirement to have received an on-farm energy assessment
  • Tier 2 — provides grants of $50,000 to $250,000 (excluding GST) to support farm businesses make connected energy improvements across farm systems
  • Tier 3 — provides grants of $250,000 to $1 million (excluding GST) to support energy projects of a strategic nature that benefit multiple farm businesses and make a positive contribution to the region

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a business with an Australian business number (ABN)
  • investing in or conducting an eligible farm business located in Victoria
  • in receipt of a type 1 or type 2 on-farm energy assessment undertaken as part of the Agriculture Energy Investment Plan, or an approved equivalent energy assessment (unless applying for Streamlined Dairy)
  • a legal entity
  • able to meet the required cash contribution

There are also eligibility criteria specific to each funding tier.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at On-Farm Energy Grants.

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