Be Quad Safe- Applications for rebates close 30th September 2019!!

The Victorian Government through the WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging farmers to take part in a $6 million rebate scheme for approved safety solutions to help reduce quad bike deaths. WorkSafe now accepts operator protection devices (OPD’s) fitted to a quad bike as part of the solution to controlling the risk to operators in the event of a rollover.

Rebates are available for devices or vehicles purchased on, or after 22 July 2016 and up to 31 August 2019. Farmers are able to lodge applications to claim the rebate from October 1, 2016 until 30 September 2019.

The rebate is available to farmers who:
  • Live and operate a business in Victoria
  • Have no more than 19 full-time employees
  • Own a quad bike for work purposes
  • Have farming as their main source of income.
  • Farmers who are owner-operators with no employees are eligible to apply.