Unfortunately, due to budget decisions by the WA Government, the Farm Rebate Program will not longer be available from the 1st of June 2018.
If you are commercial broadacre farmer who is experiencing water shortages, however, you can still apply for a rebate to fund an audit and site inspection of your farm water supply and improvements, under the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme.
Under the scheme, broadacre farmers can receive subsidies of up to $500 towards a farm water audit and $250 for an auditor to complete a call-back inspection.
The first step in the process is to contact an approved farm water auditor.
Approved farm water auditors help farmers develop a water supply plan, which identifies ways to improve the sustainability of their on-farm water supplies. When the improvements have been made, the auditor carries out a follow-up inspection to make sure the approved work has been properly completed. You can access the list of approved Auditors below.
For more information about any of these programs, please call us on 1800 115 552.