National Farmers' Federation

On Farm Connectivity Information Service

The On Farm Connectivity Information Service is the new go-to resource for navigating the connectivity investment landscape as a farmer. 

In support of the Federal Government’s On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP), the information service is provided by the NFF’s Regional Tech Hub to assist you in making well-informed business decisions tailored to your specific and unique needs. 

Through the service, you can use the Regional Tech Hub’s communication channels for expert advise or access fact sheets and useful guides to help answer your connectivity questions. 

To learn more about how the Regional Tech Hub can help you get connected, click here


Frequently Asked Questions

The Australian Government’s On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP) is a $30 million initiative over two years to support primary producers in agriculture, forestry and fisheries adopt connected machinery and sensor technology.

The OFCP provides a rebate between $3,000 and $30,000 for eligible  equipment from approved suppliers. The rebate can be claimed for 50% of the costs of the eligible equipment. 

The OFCP covers digital technologies such as soil moisture probes, water flow and pressure monitors, livestock monitoring systems and pump controllers. This includes any associated connectivity equipment, installation and training.  

To see the full list of eligible equipment, check out the Catalogue of Eligible Equipment and the Round 1 Eligible equipment suppliers

To participate in the program, your business must:

  • be a registered business and have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have an annual average pre-tax income from primary production between $40,000 and $2 million. 
  • operate an eligible primary production activity – full list can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
  • Not a hobby farmer. 
For a full list of FAQ’s check out the Primary Producer Questions & Answers. 

Bridging the Gap: On Farm Connectivity Information Service Webinar Series

Webinar Details Mark your calendars for Thursday, 1st February, at 12 noon AEDT. This 60-minute session, hosted by the Regional Tech Hub & National Farmers’ Federation, is the second in a series of webinars highlighting opportunities primary producers have available through the OFCP rebate.

What You Will Learn This webinar isn’t just a lecture; it’s a gateway to enhancing your farm’s connectivity and efficiency. Here’s what you can expect to discover:

  1. Expert Suppliers Guidance: Hear from three approved suppliers that are participating in the OFCP. Learn about how they have helped farmers have success with the program, what are good questions you need to ask a supplier and more insightful information.
  2. Where To Find Help: The staff at the Regional Tech Hub will talk about their experience so far providing advice to primary producers across Australia with their OFCP support service.
  3. Department Update: Staff from the Federal Government will provide an update on the program and trends they have noticed.
Register here

View a recording of our free webinar held on 23 November to learn how you can access rebates up to $30,000 to boost connectivity and digital tech on your farm. 

In this practical 1-hour webinar, you’ll discover: 

  • How to apply for the rebate funding of 50% of connectivity equipment and installation costs 
  • Eligibility criteria for the program
  • Real-world examples of equipment covered by the rebate
  • Guidance from experts on choosing the right tech for your operation
  • Plus, learn about the NFF’s free tailored advisory service to make your connectivity upgrade simple and stress-free.

On Farm Connectivity Information Toolkit

The toolkit is a key resource to help you better understand your connectivity solutions. In the toolkit you will find useful guides, factsheets, case studies and videos. Enter your name and email to download and access the toolkit. 

You can call, use the contact form, or book an appointment to start your connectivity journey.