Rebate Safety Options

What’s the rebate for?

The rebate is to help reduce quad bike deaths and injuries in Victoria.

By offering a rebate on the purchase of operator protection devices (OPD’s) that are fitted to an existing quad bike, or purchasing an approved alternate vehicle such as a side by side will assist in preventing deaths and serious injuries on quad bikes.

Eligible farmers can apply for a rebate of:

  • Up to $1200 (GST exempt) for the purchase of an alternate vehicle such as a side-by-side vehicle (SSV) or a small utility vehicle (SUV).
    OR 
  • Up to $600 (GST exempt) for the purchase of up to two operator protection devices (OPD), or up to $1200 (GST exempt) for two devices. The OPD must have been designed and manufactured in accordance with approved engineering standards and independently tested to be eligible for the rebate.

A full list of approved alternate vehicles can be found here:

OPDS for Quadbikes

There are currently two OPD devices that meet the criteria for the rebate, the Quadbar Flexi and the ATV Lifeguard.

The rebate is not available on second hand or home manufactured devices.

Alternate vehicles

An agricultural side-by-side vehicle (SSV) or small utility vehicle is described as a vehicle which differs from a quad bike in a number of ways. They typically can accommodate two-six occupants, has roll-over protection, has seat belts and a cargo box at the rear of the vehicle.

The alternate vehicle must be designed for use in agriculture and at point of sale have rollover protection and a fitted seatbelt. Sport vehicles and small commercial vehicles, such as utes, are excluded.

Rebates are available for devices or vehicles purchased on, or after 22 July 2016.