On Farm Connectivity Program

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A graph indicating how much funding has been committed under the On Farm Connectivity program. As at 15/05/24, $14,437,000 of $15 million has been committed. Please note total committed funds refers to approved applications, not applications received.

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About the Program

The Australian Government's On Farm Connectivity Program is providing $30 million over 2 years to enable primary producers in agriculture, forestry and/or fisheries to take advantage of connected machinery and sensor technology.

This program is part of the Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia Plan (Better Connectivity Plan), and aims to assist primary producers to take advantage of digital agribusiness solutions to boost productivity, improve safety and drive more sustainable farming practices.

Under the program, rebates are available to pre-approved suppliers that sell to and install eligible equipment for primary producers.

If eligible, pre-approved suppliers can claim up to 50% of the connectivity solution, up to a maximum total rebate of $30,000.

How to participate

Applications are now open for Round 1 of the On Farm Connectivity Program, with up to $15 million in rebates available for the purchase of eligible equipment.

This is a demand driven grant opportunity. Rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis, until the funding is exhausted. Round 1 is open till 31 May 2024 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Information on any future rounds will be published to this page.

Future opportunities

Contact us

If you have any questions about the On Farm Connectivity Program, please contact us at OFCP@communications.gov.au.