Consultation on the OFCP Round 1 draft Guidelines

The On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP) is subsidising equipment sold to primary producers so they can extend connectivity in their fields and take advantage of connected machinery and sensor technology.

Why we want your input

We want to ensure that connectivity equipment suppliers, primary producers and other interested stakeholders have an opportunity to have a say on the draft grant (rebate) opportunity guidelines for Round 1 (the draft Guidelines) before they are finalised and the round is opened for applications.

How you can voice your opinion

You can make a submission using the ‘Have Your Say’ button below, or you can email your feedback to Submissions are due by 5.00pm on 23 August 2023.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your feedback will be used to finalise the guidelines to deliver the OFCP.

The Issue

We are seeking feedback on the draft Guidelines for Round 1 of the OFCP. Further information is available on the OFCP webpage.

The draft Guidelines outline the eligibility criteria for Round 1 of the OFCP and the process for applying for the rebate.

In developing the draft Guidelines, the department has taken into consideration feedback received on the discussion paper for the OFCP.

Submissions are due by 5pm 23 August 2023.

Relevant documentation


02 Aug 2023 00:01 AEST
23 Aug 2023 17:00 AEST

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to

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Have Your Say: OFCP Round 1 draft Guidelines

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