Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Grants
Applications close on 30 June 2025 or when funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
Grants are subject to the availability of funds.
Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Grants help primary producers in the Riverland and Adelaide Hills/Greater Adelaide region fund the purchase and installation of new netting, or the replacement of any damaged netting over land used to grow horticulture crops.
Funding will cover the costs of third-party providers of permanent and throw-over protective netting and associated support structures required for installation. Written quotes or cost estimates from a third-party supplier will need to be included with the application.
$14.6 million in grants has been made available.
You can apply for up to 50% of costs associated with horticulture netting, up to a maximum of $300,000.
The graph below shows how much of this fund has been committed and how much remains.
Funding tracker last updated: 1 April 2022.
Before you apply, read the grant guidelines: Netting Infrastructure Program Fund Guidelines ()
The following can apply for this grant:
- Primary production businesses
- Property owners
- Share farmers
- Lease holders and businesses that operate as a sole trader
- Partnership, trust or private company in horticulture.
To be eligible for a Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Grant you must also meet the following criteria:
- As the property owner and operator, share-farmer or lessee, you earn more than 50% of your gross income from your primary production business under normal seasonal circumstances, or if you earn more than 50% from primary production and value added products (e.g. wine or food) made directly from primary produce grown on your property.
- Netting infrastructure is installed for horticulture cropping established on your property.
- Land to be covered had an established use of horticultural cropping before 16 December 2019.
- Costs associated with the purchase and installation of protective netting including throw-over protective netting have been incurred since 16 December 2019.
- You are registered as a primary production business with the Australian Tax Office and have an Australian Business Number.
- You are not received funding from another government program for the same activities.
How to apply
- Read the grant guidelines: Netting Infrastructure Program Fund Guidelines ()
- Fill out and submit a grant application form () via email or post
- If you are proposing to erect permanent netting, please inform your local government or council of your submission.
Use the email subject: Netting Infrastructure Grant Program.
Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program
PIRSA - Industry and Regional Development
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5000