This rebate is available to Tasmanian primary producers for expenditure on eligible advice from approved advisers about undertaking carbon farming project/s on their land. Carbon farming and opportunities for primary producers to enter the carbon credit market can be complex to consider.
The Carbon Farming Advice Pilot Rebate Program provides primary producers with rebates for advice sought about the costs and benefits of accessing carbon credits, auditing requirements, and on-ground actions that are eligible for carbon credits.
The total funding available for the pilot is $250,000 and will remain open until all funds are expended.
Tasmanian-based primary producers may then consider applying for funding through other programs such as the Tasmanian Landcare Action Grants Program to support practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture.
To be eligible to receive a rebate under the Pilot Program an applicant must satisfy the following conditions:
- The applicant is a property owner, share-farmer or lessee based in Tasmania
- The applicant operates a primary production business as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company operating and located in Tasmania
- The applicant:
- earns more than 50 percent of their gross income from primary production activities under normal seasonal circumstances or
- commenced operating the primary production business between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2021 and more than 50 percent of the applicant’s gross income will be derived from the business within three years of the date of the application (considered on a case by case basis)
- Have not received and paid for eligible advice before applying and receiving a notice of eligibility from DPIPWE
- Have not previously received advice relating to a substantially similar project activity or location