Water resources

Resources available to primary producers in SA in relation to water during drought and dry times.

On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Eligibility criteria for the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure rebate has been eased, providing a more streamlined application process.

Key changes include:

  • the ability to submit multiple applications to the Scheme (maximum of $50,000 total rebate)
  • the addition of a primary producer declaration – removing the need to supply financial statements and tax returns
  • a pre-approval process, enabling farmers to obtain approval in principle before starting works and incurring expenses.

Eligible farmers can now access a 50 %% rebate – or up to $50,000 – on purchases and installation costs for on-farm water infrastructure to help provide water to livestock or permanent horticulture plantings in the current drought.

Learn more about the scheme

River Murray Water Allocation

Information regarding South Australia's River Murray Water Allocation Statement for 2019-20 water year is available via the Department for Environment and Water website.

Information on South Australia's entitlement, minimum opening allocations, private carryover, water held in storage, climate outlook and projections of irrigation allocations under a range of scenarios is available via the DEW website.

Page Last Reviewed: 10 Dec 2019
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