Quad bike rollovers are the leading cause of farm deaths in Australia. Families are left devastated when one of these tragic but largely preventable deaths occur. Worksafe believe that by fitting an operator protection device (OPD) to your quad bike, the chance of injury or death in the event of a rollover is dramatically reduced.
The Victorian Farmers Federation is administering rebates for OPD's or vehicles purchased on, or after 1 September 2016. Farmers are able to lodge applications to claim the rebate from October 1.
Eligible farmers can apply for a rebate of:
- Up to $1200 (GST exempt) for the purchase of an alternative vehicle such as a side-by-side vehicle (SSV) or a small utility vehicle (SUV). The alternate vehicle must be designed for use in agriculture and at point of sale have rollover protection and a fitted seatbelt. Sport vehicles and small commercial vehicles, such as utes, are excluded.OR
- Up to $600 (GST exempt) for the purchase of up to two operator protection devices (OPD’s), 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.
Farmers who are owner-operators with no employees are eligible to apply.
To ensure your safety, please consider taking advantage of this offer. You can apply online, by email or phone.