Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme

The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme provides businesses and individuals with financial assistance to offset the costs of moving goods by sea.
Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Funding varies on a case-by-case basis.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian businesses wanting to move goods by sea.


The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme provides financial assistance for the costs incurred shipping eligible non-bulk goods by sea. The scheme aims to provide Tasmanian industries with equal opportunities to compete in other markets, as Tasmanian shippers do not have the option of transporting goods interstate by road or rail.

The amount of assistance is based on the difference between the freight costs of moving the goods by sea and the notional freight costs of moving them by road over the same distance.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Tasmanian producers and manufactures of goods destined for sale on the mainland are encouraged to apply, as are mainland suppliers of raw materials, machinery and equipment heading to Tasmania.

Eligibility is different depending on where the goods are being shipped to and from.

Find out more at Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme.