On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

On-Farm Infrastructure Water Grants

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme is available for drought affected farmers in South Australia who invest in new on-farm water infrastructure.

These on-farm investments will help farmers install new water infrastructure to improve drought resilience and protect livestock.

As part of the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, eligible farmers can access a one-off 25 per cent rebate up to $25,000, which can be applied to:

  • new purchases and installation of:

-       pipes

-       water storages

-       water pumps

-       de-silting dams


  • drilling of new stock water bores and associated infrastructure including:

-       desalinisation plants

-       power supply such as generators


The rebate scheme covers work undertaken from 1 July 2018.

The aim of this rebate is to help primary producers improve productivity, mitigate degradation of natural watering points, address animal welfare needs and become more resilient for future droughts.

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme is funded by the Federal Government and delivered by the State Government.

Eligible farmers will be able to apply through the State Government’s Department for Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) for the rebate.

Farm businesses outside of the eligible local government areas can make an application if they can demonstrate a critical water need for livestock resulting from current seasonal conditions. These applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The rebate scheme will close on 31, March 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

For more information and to discuss your application contact:

Email: PIRSA.recovery@sa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 255 556




Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296