Australian Government On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

Australian dam desilting rebate for livestock producers

The Dam Desilting Rebate provides a rebate of up to 25 per cent of the cost of a private contractor to desilt your dam on your drought-declared property up to a maximum of amount of $25,000 per Property Identification Code (PIC), per financial year. Your dam must be primarily used for livestock. More information regarding the rebate including qualifying and applying can be found in the guidelines .

The Dam Desilting Rebate is funded by the Australian Government and is administered by the Queensland Government (in Queensland only).

It is recommended that you obtain an endorsed Dam Desilting Statement before paying for dam desilting. The statement provides assurance that the proposed desilting activity can be considered for the rebate and is within the typical range of costs for dam desilting.

Guidelines and forms

Permanent Horticulture Tree Crops - New Bores and Dam Desilting Rebate

The Permanent Horticulture Tree Crops - New Bores and Dam Desilting Rebate provides a rebate of up to 25% of the cost to drill a new bore or desilt your dam on your drought declared property. The new bore or desilted dam must be primarily used to water permanent horticulture tree crops. The maximum amount payment is $25,000 per primary producer enterprise.

To access the New Bores Rebate you must have obtained the relevant regulatory approvals to take water and or interfere with water from relevant government agencies that may be necessary for you to undertake the activities subject to this rebate. For example regulatory approvals from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy for the extraction of water or development of new water infrastructure on your property as may be required under the Water Act 2000.

The rebate is funded by the Australian Government and is administered by the Queensland Government (in Queensland only).

It is recommended that you obtain an endorsed Permanent Horticulture Tree Crops – New Bores and Dam Desilting Statement before undertaking the activity on your property. The statement provides assurance that the proposed activity can be considered for the rebate and is within the typical range of costs for dam desilting and new bores.

Guidelines and forms

Contact details

Please contact DAF regarding any queries about the rebate on 13 25 23 or email droughtdeclarations@daf.qld.gov.au.

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