On Farm Connectivity Program

We are seeking input into the design of the On Farm Connectivity Program (the Program).

Why we want your input

The below discussion paper is intended to:
• Provide the primary production sector with initial information regarding the Program.
• Facilitate consultation and encourage feedback.
• Gauge the interest of equipment service providers in participating in the Program.
• Establish which connectivity solutions are most needed by primary producers.

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 OFCP@communications.gov.au.
You can use the discussion paper below to guide your response. We are particularly interested in your views on the questions contained in the discussion paper. Submissions are due by 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time, Friday 3 March 2023.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your information will used to finalise the criteria and guidelines to deliver the Program.

The Issue

The Australian Government is introducing a $30 million On Farm Connectivity Program (the Program) to enable primary producers in agriculture, forestry and/or fisheries to extend connectivity in their fields and take advantage of connected machinery and sensor technology.

The objective of the Program is to improve digital connectivity across a farm, including in the forestry and fisheries sector, by contributing to the cost of a service provider who will provide and install connectivity equipment, and provide some initial training on its use.

The Program will enhance local agricultural productivity by increasing the usage of connected machinery and sensor technology.

Relevant documentation


The discussion paper for the On Farm Connectivity Program was open to submissions from 20 December 2022 to 3 March 2023. The Government is considering the issues and views provided in the submissions. Public submissions are available below.

Expressions of Interest from organisations that supply connectivity equipment to the agricultural sector and willing to be part of the new On Farm Connectivity Program are now open.

The submissions on the discussion paper published below have been created by third parties and may not meet WCAG 2.0 requirements. For accessible copies, please contact ofcp@communications.gov.au.


20 Dec 2022 09:00 AEDT
03 Mar 2023 17:00 AEDT
This consultation is closed.


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Agricultural Wide Area network AGWAN
Australian Radio Communications Industry Association
Balonne Shire Council
Better Internet for Rural Regional and Remote Australia
Boehringer Ingelheim
Connected Farms
Field Solutions Group
Greater Whitsunday Alliance