Dairy Energy Efficiency Program TAS

The Dairy Energy Efficiency Program provides Tasmanian dairy farmers with funding to implement energy-saving measures.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $20,000.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian dairy farmers.


The Dairy Energy Efficiency Program provides funding to Tasmanian dairy farmers wanting to save energy.

The program has two components:


  • a subsidy of up to two thirds of the costs to engage a qualified professional to review their dairy farm energy use
  • may include advice on infrastructure and systems for pumping and efficient irrigation systems, general farm operations, solar, farm machinery and equipment to identify energy savings strategies

Capital Infrastructure

  • a subsidy of up to half the costs of approved capital infrastructure as recommended by the audit
  • may include irrigation pumps, lighting, insulation, ventilation infrastructure, renewable or alternative energy sources (including but not restricted to solar panels, solar powered battery storage, wind or hydroelectric infrastructure) or heating or cooling infrastructure

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be classed as a primary producer dairy business by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • receive 50% or more of your total income from the primary producer dairy business

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Dairy Energy Efficiency Program.