On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme WA

The Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers and horticulturalists with a rebate to help with the costs of purchasing and upgrading on-farm water infrastructure.

Close date: 30 Apr 2021 12:00 AM AEST.
Application detail:

Funding is now fully allocated. Applications are still being accepted in the event that additional funding is made available by the Commonwealth.

What do you get?

Up to $25,000 

Who is this for?

West Australian drought affected livestock farmers and horticulturalists.


This rebate may be used to help with the costs of purchasing, upgrading and installing emergency water infrastructure, including:

  • pipes, water tanks, troughs and water pumps
  • desilting of existing dams
  • drilling new water bores and associated power supply (such as generators)
  • materials, equipment or fittings necessary to install infrastructure, excluding purchases of machinery
  • professional installation costs to install infrastructure

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee in the grazing industry, or a horticulturalist with permanent plantings
  • own a property located in an eligible area which is impacted by drought
  • be a commercial farmer or pastoralist as defined by the Agency
  • be operating a commercial farm or pastoral lease under 1 of the approved industries

How do you apply?

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