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.


Closes in 168 days

Closing date: 27 May 2022 05:00 PM AEST

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 - external site, 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.


Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines. 

How to apply

When you're ready to apply

When the online form is available, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply for the Off-farm Efficiency Grants Program now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines.


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Board or CEO approval letter

Water saving calculations template