TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following terms and conditions apply to the SafeWork NSW
Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program Rebates Package (Program).
Applicant – an applicant for this Program who meets the
eligibility requirements outlined in section 1.1.1.
Drone - also known as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be remotely controlled
or flown autonomously through controlled flight plans.
The drone must be from the eligibility list, available at
The applicant is required to apply for an aviation reference
number (ARN) with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) prior
to accessing the rebate.
Eligible interaction – specific event operated or supported by
SafeWork NSW including a Farm Safety Day, Agricultural Field
Day, Webinar and Safety Advisory Visit conducted by SafeWork
NSW Officers. These interactions typically involve discussions
with SafeWork NSW staff on quad bike safety relevant to the
Eligible safety solutions – are limited to side by side vehicles,
operator protective devices, helmets and drones, which must
be bought from a commercial outlet. Rebates will not cover the
design or manufacture of new items, items which have been
leased or purchased through a payment plan, owner-built items,
items that an applicant has had designed and manufactured
to the applicant’s specifications, purchase of raw materials or
second-hand items, service repairs, or maintenance.
Helmet – should comply with one of the following standards:
AS/NZS 1698:2006 - Protective helmets for vehicle users; NZS
8600:2002 – All-terrain vehicle helmets (designed for use on quad
bikes not exceeding 30km/h); or UNECE22.05 – Protective helmets
and visors for drivers and passengers of motorbikes and mopeds.
Operator Protective Device (OPD) – there are currently only
two OPDs that meet the criteria for this rebate. They are the
Quadbar Flexi (previously referred to as the Quadbar) and the
Side by side vehicle (SSV) – an SSV for the purpose of this
program is one designed for use in an agricultural environment,
and fitted as standard with operator protective devices including
a roll bar and three point seat belt/belts. The SSV must be from
the eligibility list, available at www.safework.nsw.gov.au.
The program excludes SSVs that are designed for recreation/sport
APPLICATION FOR THE SAFEWORK NSW QUAD BIKE
SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REBATES PACKAGE
1.1 To be eligible to apply, the applicant must fulfil the following
1.1.1. Be an owner of a business that is registered in NSW, is
producing goods or providing services in NSW, falls within
the scope of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011, has
0-20 full-time workers (or equivalent), owns and uses a quad
bike or SSV for the main purpose of the farming business
and farming is the applicant’s main source of income or be
a worker for a business owner that meets these criteria. For
the purchase of a drone, the applicant must currently own
and use a quad bike or SSV on their farm. The applicant must
reside in NSW. The applicant is not able to apply for a rebate
in relation to a business registered in a state or territory other
than NSW, or an investment trust, managed fund, strata
title scheme, subsidiary of a larger business, or a voluntary
association. The applicant can contact NSW Farmers
Association on 1300 794 000 if they are unsure of eligibility
1.1.2. Attend an eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW.
Applicants must attend an eligible interaction prior to
the purchase of any eligible safety solution. An eligible
interaction includes attendance at an eligible safety event
operated or supported by SafeWork NSW such as (i) Farm
Safety Day, (ii) Agricultural Field Day, (iii) webinar (iv)
completing a quad bike or side by side vehicle training
course through Tocal College and/or (v) engaging in a
Safety Advisory Visit with SafeWork NSW staff to discuss
quad bike safety relevant to the applicant’s business.
1.1.3. Purchase an eligible safety solution(s) after 19 July 2016.
If the eligible safety solution(s) is a drone, it must be
purchased after 27 February 2019.
1.1.4. Complete and sign an application form agreeing to the
terms and conditions of the rebate program.
1.1.5. The applicant must send a copy of paid tax invoice(s),
receipt(s) or proof of purchase, and other required
documentation with a completed application form to the
NSW Farmers Association. Eligible safety solutions need to
be purchased from a commercial outlet. All tax invoices and
receipts must state the business/contractor’s name, address,
ABN/ACN/BRN number, payment date, description and cost
1.1.6. Applications must be submitted within 6 months of the
applicant attending an eligible interaction.
ELIGIBILITY FOR A REBATE
2.1. Eligible safety solutions must be existing manufactured safety
items that meet all relevant standards, approvals, and legislative
requirements and are available for purchase by small businesses
at commercial outlets – eg competitive existing commercial
products. Rebates will not cover the design or manufacturing of
new items, owner-built items, items designed and manufactured
to the applicant’s specifications, purchase of raw materials,
purchase of second-hand items, service repairs or maintenance.
Rebates will not subsidise retrospective improvements made
before the eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW or purchased
before 19 July 2016.
2.2. Rebates will not cover products or equipment for domestic,
recreational or social activities and must be for use on-farm
2.3. The rebate is not available for goods or services that have
already received a rebate from another SafeWork NSW
safety initiative or rebate. Nor is it applicable to government
agencies, or for businesses claiming on behalf of another
business – eg agents or consultants lodging applications on
behalf of their clients.
CLAIMING FOR A REBATE
3.1. Effective from 1 October 2019, applicants are eligible for
two rebates totalling up to $2,000 which can include a
combination of up to $2,000 for a SSV, up to $600 per OPD,
up to $90 per helmet and up to $500 per drone, so long as
the total is not more than $2,000. A rebate may be obtained
for a maximum of one helmet per worker. A rebate may be
obtained for a maximum of one drone per business owner.
3.1.1 Eligible applicants can lodge a maximum of two rebate
3.2. Applying for the Program does not preclude an applicant
from applying for other rebate programs offered by
SafeWork NSW if and when they become available, provided
the applicant meets the terms and conditions of any other
3.3. Items listed under ‘Excluded items’ in the application form,