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On Farm Energy Grant Program, VIC

The on-farm energy grants are available to eligible primary producers until March 2020 or until available funding is exhausted (whichever comes first). Apply early so you don’t miss out.

Grants will be provided on a “dollar for dollar” cash co-contribution basis. Recipients are required to contribute at least 50 per cent of the total cash costs of the project.

You will need an on-farm energy assessment, or an equivalent certified on-farm energy assessment conducted in the past two years, to access one of the grants under the Agriculture Investment Energy Plan (AEIP).


$75,000 recovery grants for fire-affected primary producers

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Grants of up to $75,000 will be made available to farmers in bushfire-affected areas


The federal government has announced grants of up to $75,000 for farmers, graziers and primary producers affected by the bushfires.

Immediate recovery support will also be provided by the government for tasks such as rebuilding fences, sheds and other infrastructure and farming equipment.

The $100 million federal funding pool will be allocated out of the government's total $2 billion recovery fund.

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • a primary producer or horticulture farmer (as defined by your state or territory)

  • a property owner, share farmer or lease holder

  • in an area defined as drought affected (by your state or territory)

  • in the grazing or horticulture industries.

Eligible Expenses

Your new infrastructure must:

  • be for grazing livestock or permanent plantings that you own (rebates do not apply to agisted stock)

  • be for an animal welfare or permanent planting need

  • improve your drought resilience.


Eligible expenses for primary producers must relate to:

  • buying and installing

    • pipes

    • water storage devices such as tanks and troughs associated with stock watering

    • water pumps and associated electronic systems to manage water delivery

  • desilting dams

  • drilling new stock water bores and associated power supply such as generators.


Water infrastructure to support livestock watering must be purchased after 30 June 2018.

Eligible expenses for horticulture farmers must relate to:

  • desilting dams

  • drilling new groundwater bores and associated power supply such as generators.


Water infrastructure to support permanent plantings must be purchased after 30 June 2019.


Rebates will be 25 per cent of the costs for eligible expenses or up to a maximum amount agreed by the implementing state.


Improving on-farm water supply will:

  • address animal welfare and permanent planting needs

  • help primary producers and horticulture farmers to be more resilient for future droughts

  • increase productivity for primary producers

  • mitigate degradation of natural watering points.

More Funding

You may also be eligible to apply for funding through the Water Efficiency Program.

Funding for on-farm projects in the Murray–Darling Basin is available in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT.

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