Agricultural energy-efficiency assistance

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Agricultural Energy Investment Plan
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Overview

The Victorian Government Agricultural Energy Investment Plan assists Victoria’s farmers to better manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology.

Benefits

  • free on-farm energy assessments
  • improve energy productivity
  • better management of energy costs
  • improve energy reliability
  • support own-generation capacity
  • grants to support energy efficiency and energy productivity investments are available (conditions apply)

Key eligibility

To be eligible farmers must meet all of the following criteria where you:

  • are a primary producer with a site in Victoria that is one or more of the following:
    • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts (including seeds, spores, bulbs and similar things), in any physical environment
    • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce (including natural increase)
    • manufacturing dairy produce from raw material that they produce
    • operating on-land aquaculture facilities
  • have spent more than $8000 on energy costs (including diesel) in the 12 months prior to applying for an energy assessment
  • are a business registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • meet your industrial relations obligations as an employer, in accordance with the National Employment Standards, and
  • agree to participate in program evaluation activities

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a primary producer engaged in forestry, on-sea aquaculture or fisheries
  • an agriculture transport operator

On-farm assessments are available until March 2020 or until funding is exhausted – whichever comes first.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at: