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National Landcare Program: Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Close Date & Time:
17-May-2019 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
111003 - Farming
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program - Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2. Projects are expected to commence before the end of 2019 and be complete by 30 April 2023. 

Smart Farming Partnerships is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support substantial, complex projects that are to be delivered in consortium partnerships to trial, develop and implement innovative tools and practices.

The purpose of Smart Farming Partnerships is to foster sustainable natural resource management innovation. Smart Farming Partnerships deliver against the Australian Government’s policy of using innovation to cultivate more sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture industries; protect Australia’s biodiversity; protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular on-farm soils, water and vegetation); and assist Australia to meet its national and international obligations.

The purpose will be achieved through substantial projects, funded, at least in part, by grants, that deliver against either or both of the outcomes described below:

  • Outcome 1 – Innovation in sustainable resource management practice

  • Outcome 2 – Innovation in capacity building and promotion of sustainable resource management practice


To be eligible to apply for a grant you must be an individual or an organisation capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth. Eligible legal entities include the following entity types: 

  • Commonwealth company

  • Company

  • Cooperative

  • Corporate Commonwealth entity

  • Corporate state or territory entity

  • Incorporated association

  • Indigenous corporation

  • Person

  • International entity

  • Local government

  • Non-corporate state or territory entity or statutory authority

  • Partnership

  • Sole trader

  • Statutory entity

  • Trustee on behalf of a trust.

To be eligible to apply you must also be part of a consortium partnership that meets the requirements set out in items 1.5 and 3.2 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. 

Ineligible entities include the following entity types:

  • Non-corporate Commonwealth entity

  • Non-corporate Commonwealth statutory authority

  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity

  • Unincorporated association.

Entities that are ineligible to apply for a Smart Farming Partnerships Grant may still participate as a member of a consortium partnership, see item 1.5 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

You must have the following additional eligibility requirements in place before you apply, or be willing to put them in place prior to the execution of a grant agreement:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or be willing to obtain one prior to the execution of the grant agreement

  • be registered for the purposes of GST, or be willing to register prior to the execution of the grant agreement

  • have an account with an Australian financial institution

  • for individuals or natural persons, be a permanent resident of Australia, and

  • for international entities, be registered with ASIC to carry on business in Australia. 

If you do not meet these additional requirements you will not be eligible.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here

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