About the Scheme

We administer the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

The Scheme operates under Ministerial Directions and Guidelines issued by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

Services Australia administers the Scheme, on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. There are 3 categories that you can apply for:

  • northbound goods
  • southbound goods, covering 2 sub categories - manufacturing and mining, primary production
  • Intrastate - King Island and the Furneaux Group.

In addition, you may be eligible for assistance if you belong to 1 or more of the following special categories:

  • sportspeople
  • professional entertainers
  • broodmares.

Please refer to the information for each category to learn more about eligibility criteria and claiming options.

Page last updated: 12 February 2020