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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. They are the Quadbar ™ 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.