About the Scheme

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

The Scheme operates under Ministerial Directions issued by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. You can access the Ministerial Directions, information papers and other information about the Scheme on their website.

There are 5 components of the Scheme that you can apply for:

  • Northbound domestic goods, covering goods that are staying on the Australian mainland
  • Northbound other markets goods, covering goods that are shipped to the Australian mainland and then transported to other markets
  • Southbound domestic goods, covering Australian goods for manufacturing, mining, agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses
  • Southbound imported goods, covering imported goods for manufacturing, mining, agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses
  • Intrastate, covering goods shipped between the mainland of Tasmania and either King Island or the Furneaux Group.

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

  • sportspersons
  • professional entertainers
  • brood mares.

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

Page last updated: 11 October 2021