On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

​Status:  CLOSED

​​​​The Australian Government's On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme will be implemented in Tasmania over the three financial years 2018-19 to 2020-2021.

Eligible primary producers affected by drought are able to access a 25% rebate on the costs associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure to provide water for their livest​​ock and better prepare for future drought, up to a maximum rebate of $25,000 per applicant.

The Scheme commenced operating in May 2019, for water infrastructure purchased on or after 1 July 2018, and closed to new applications on 10 June 2021.

The Scheme is being administered in Tasmania through the AgriGrowth Tasmania Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on behalf of the Australian Government. The Scheme is funded by the Australian Government. ​


Please Note:  Eligibility has been extended to include (i) the Clarence and Brighton municipalities, and parts of the Northern Midlands and Central Highlands, as shown on the Eligible Area Map; and (ii) emergency water infrastructure to provide water for permanent horticultural plantings, as detailed in the Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Guidelines.​

Tasmanian guidelines have been developed to provide information about the Scheme, including eligibility criteria, application and assessment processes and other important information.

  Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Guidelines   (125Kb)

The Scheme applies in eligible local government areas as indicated on the following map. 

Further information​

Further information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document below:


AgriGrowth Tasmania
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS
Phone: 1300 292 292
Email: Agrigrowth@nre.tas.gov.au