This information reflects the previous government. It is in the process of being updated.

Off-farm Efficiency Grants Program

The Off-farm Efficiency Grants Program provides owners or operators of water delivery infrastructure in the Murray-Darling Basin up to $150 million in funding to help achieve a sustainable future for the Murray-Darling Basin, its people, industries and the environment.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants of $50,000 to $150 million to cover up to 100% of eligible project costs.

Who is this for?

Owners or operators of water delivery infrastructure within the Murray-Darling Basin.


This grant opportunity is part of the broader $1.54 billion Off-Farm Efficiency Program, designed to recover water for the environment.

We encourage you to read the information about the broader program, and this grant opportunity, to help you decide which funding opportunity is right for your project.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 0.72 MB docx · 0.20 MB

Sample application form

pdf · 0.73 MB docx · 0.16 MB

Sample grant agreement

pdf · 0.79 MB docx · 0.15 MB

Board or CEO approval letter

PDF · 0.05 MB docx · 0.06 MB

Water saving calculations template

xlsx · 0.03 MB

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