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Quad Bike Safety Scheme

Quad bike rollovers are the leading cause of farm deaths in Australia and are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on farms.

In 2015 alone, there were 22 quad bike fatalities and around 70 injuries across Australia - and with eight in the first part of this year, local farming communities are being rocked by these tragic but largely preventable deaths.

Farm safety isn’t just about rebates and quad bikes. It’s about being aware of the risks you face every day on the farm, and taking steps to reduce the risks.

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The $6 million Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme is funded by the Victorian Government, administered by the VFF and supported by WorkSafe Victoria.

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.

The rebate is available for purchases made on and after July 22, with farmers able to lodge applications to claim the rebate from October 1.

There are two approved OPDs, which have been designed and manufactured in accordance with approved engineering standards and independently tested to be eligible for the rebate.

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

To be eligible for the rebate an alternate vehicle must be designed for use in agriculture and at point of sale, have rollover protection and a fitted seatbelt. Sports vehicles and small commercial vehicles, such as utes are excluded.

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

THE REBATES WILL NOT COVER:

  • The design or manufacturing of new items including items that you have designed and manufactured to your specifications 
  • Owner-built items 
  • Purchase of raw materials 
  • Purchase of second-hand items 
  • Service repairs or maintenance.

The rebates do not cover products or equipment for domestic, recreational or social activities.