On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

The Australian and SA Governments are offering a rebate to drought affected farmers who invest in urgently-needed on-farm water infrastructure.

Eligible farmers can access a 25% rebate – up to $25,000 – on new purchases and installation costs for on-farm water infrastructure to help them in the current drought and be better prepared for future dry conditions.

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme can be applied to:

  • new purchases and installation of:
    • pipes
    • water storages
    • water pumps
    • de-silting dams
  • drilling of new stock water bores and associated infrastructure including:
    • desalinisation plants
    • power supply such as generators.

Farmers will be eligible to apply through PIRSA for the rebates, which will also cover eligible work undertaken since 1 July 2018.

Guidelines and application forms


For more information and to discuss your application contact:

Page Last Reviewed: 08 Feb 2019
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