NSW farmers and small businesses who use quad bikes and or side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) in their workplace may be eligible for up to $2,000 under the NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate.
Rebates available, up to a maximum of $2,000 in total, include:
- $2,000 to buy an SSV (side-by-side vehicle)
- $600 for an OPD (operator protective device)
- $500 for a drone (to use as an alternative to farm vehicles)
- $90 per helmet
A list of eligible purchases is provided on the rebate website.
Eligibility for farmers and businesses:
- Own a business that is registered in NSW, produces goods or services in NSW and falls within the scope of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011
- Live in NSW
- Have 0-20 full time equivalent (FTE) workers
- Own/use/require a quad bike or SSV that is used in the business:
- You must own a quad bike to apply for an OPD
- You must own a quad bike or SSV to apply for helmets or a drone
- You do not need to own or trade in a quad bike to apply for a SSV rebate
- Not an employee of SafeWork NSW or NSW Farmers Association
- Business has not received the full $2,000 rebate for this program
Workers employed by NSW businesses can also apply for $90 towards the purchase of a helmet.
How to apply:
- Check your eligibility for the rebate
- Complete a free eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW
- Purchase a brand new item (not second hand) that is eligible for the rebate and obtain a tax invoice receipt
- Complete the quad bike safety rebate program application form on the NSW Farmers Association website
- Submit your completed application form along with your tax invoice receipt to the NSW Farmers Association (lodge it online, via email or post)
For any further information or to discuss how this might apply to you, please contact your Hall Chadwick Qld advisor.