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On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program - Audit Grant Application

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 9:00AM 30 June 2021 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program - Audit Grant Application Form

The On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program provides subsidies to assist farmers to reduce their energy charges.

Audit Grants, which provide a subsidy to assist farmers to engage a qualified professional to review their farm energy use, infrastructure and systems and identify savings strategies. This may include advice on pumping and efficient irrigation systems, general farm operations, solar, domestic usage, and farm machinery and equipment, which could potentially save thousands of dollars each year in energy charges. For every $2 of grant funds provided, successful Audit Grant applicants must contribute at least $1. Minimum grant assistance for an Audit Grant is $1 000 (which equates to an audit cost of $1 500).


Welcome to the On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants. Please ensure you have read and understood the guidelines before you begin your application.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 440 026 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

Click here to view the guidelines for the program and here for FAQs.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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