On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme SA


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected primary producers with a rebate to help with the costs of purchasing and installing water infrastructure.

Open
Close date: 30 Jun 2022.

What do you get?

A 25% rebate of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

SA drought affected primary producers.

Overview

Rebates are available for the purchase and installation of new emergency water infrastructure for:

  • livestock (incurred after July 2018)
  • permanent horticultural plantings (incurred from 1 July 2019).

Eligible activities include:

Livestock

  • pipes and fittings
  • water storage devices (such as tanks and troughs) associated with stock watering
  • water pumps
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater
  • drilling of stock groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators
  • materials or equipment necessary to install the above, excluding purchase of machinery
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • professional installation costs to install the water infrastructure.

Horticulture

  • drilling of new groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • professional installation costs to install the water infrastructure.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee in the grazing industry
  • operate as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company and trade agricultural products
  • own a property which is located in one of the eligible areas
  • not have gross off farm assets of more than $5 million
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from your farm business under normal seasonal circumstances, or
  • have commenced your farm business between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2022 and derive 50% of your gross income from the farm business within 3 years of the date of applying
  • have purchased new eligible water infrastructure for livestock on or after 1 July 2018
  • have purchased new eligible water infrastructure for existing permanent horticultural plantings on or after 1 July 2019.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.