Farm Water Rebate Scheme
The Farm Water Rebate Scheme is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies so they are more self-sufficient and able to address on-farm water shortages.
If you are a commercial farmer in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall, you could be eligible for a rebate under the scheme.
How does it work?
Commercial farmers who have had their farm water supply audited can apply for a rebate once water supply improvements have been made.
Farmers can claim up to 50 per cent of expenditure on approved water supply works, up to $15 000 per farming business, every ten years. All works being claimed must be installed within 18 months of the audit being completed.
Landholders who are directly connected to a scheme water pipeline or operate an intensive business have limited access to the Farm Water Rebate Scheme. Hobby farmers are ineligible.
Please refer to the rebate schedule for eligible works.
Further information on the Farm Water Rebate Scheme is contained within the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme and Farm Water Rebate Scheme – Information for applicants booklet.
For more information call 1800 780 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.