On-Farm Energy Assessments VIC

On-Farm Energy Assessments provide certain primary producers with an independent, free, on-farm energy assessment to help them identify opportunities to make energy savings, improve energy efficiency and explore renewable energy sources.

Close date: 31 Mar 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

A free energy assessment.

Who is this for?

Victorian primary producers.


On-Farm Energy Assessments provide primary producers with an independent analysis of their on-farm energy use (electricity, gas and diesel) and identify opportunities to make energy savings, improve output volumes per energy unit, and convert to renewable energy sources. The assessments will make recommendations tailored to the type and size of farms.

An on-farm energy assessment will be a prerequisite for the future on-farm energy grants.

On-farm energy assessments are available free of charge to eligible primary producers.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be running a farm business with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have an eligible farm located in Victoria
  • be a primary producer who i
    • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts (including seeds, spores, bulbs and similar things) in any physical environment
    • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce
    • manufacturing dairy produce from raw milk
    • operating on-land aquaculture facilities
  • spend more than $8,000 per annum (including GST) on energy on-farm, inclusive of electricity, gas, LPG and diesel (excluding energy for transport)

Primary producers engaged in forestry or on-sea aquaculture and agriculture transport operators are not eligible to apply.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at On-Farm Energy Assessments.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at On-Farm Energy Assessments.

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