Grants & Incentives

There are many grants and incentives made available to the community by the Mallee CMA and other organisations throughout the year. 

We encourage you to visit this page regularly and thank you for your interest.

Irrigation Incentives for Victorian Mallee Irrigators 2021-22

Private landholders are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form

Who can apply?

Irrigators in the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) region who own land licenced for irrigation for a minimum of 10 years and meet the eligibility criteria defined in the Mallee Irrigation Incentive Program Guidelines.
Specific eligibility criteria apply to each incentive:
A comprehensive list of these criteria can be found within the “Mallee Irrigation Incentive Program Guidelines” available on the Mallee CMA website: and click on ‘Grants and Incentives’;
Incentives available

*Property limits apply and GST inclusive

Important to note
Applications must be submitted to Mallee CMA via our website and must include all required information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please consider your incentive application in the context of the overall plan for your business and consult your business advisor and/or accountant for professional advice.
Incentives are not transferable between properties, incentive types or Landowners.
This incentive program is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and delivered by Agriculture Victoria, through funding from the Victorian Government.
Important Information
Eligibility criteria and conditions apply to all incentives.
Applicants may submit an Expression of Interest at any time throughout the year. Only submit an Expression of Interest when ready to do the works.
Incentives are not guaranteed to all Expression of Interest applications submitted.
Expressions of Interest are assessed based on the potential of the proposed works to reduce the environmental impact of irrigation; by considering the salinity benefit and the water use efficiency gains of the proposed works.
These incentives apply only to works not funded from any other source.

Contact Maxine Schache to discuss your application on 03 5051 4500 or by email


Useful links:

Flyer – A4 printable version

Media release 

Irrigation Incentives Guidelines

OHS Responsibilities for Grants and Incentives

Example Short From Contract – Grants and Incentives

Expressions of Interest Form (EOI)


Expression of Interest 

Small grants available to improve riparian areas of the Millewa   

Private landholders of the Millewa are invited to lodge an Expression of Interest for a small grants program to undertake natural resource management works in targeted floodplain/riparian areas of remnant vegetation around Lake Cullulleraine and the Murray River. The program runs for three years (2021-24) with a maximum of $20,000 available over this period and $10,000 in any one year available for eligible grants.

All works must be completed on private floodplain/riparian land, with eligible works including; weed control, pest animal control, revegetation, irrigation infrastructure to support revegetation, exclusion fencing and erosion control. Each application will be evaluated against set criteria outlined in the Expression of interest document.

Download Expression of interest Form here.

Applications close 11 February 2022.

Any queries, please contact Mallee CMA’s Project Officer; Brendan Isaacs on 0428 373 485 or

These grants are supported by the Mallee CMA through funding from the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments Our Communities Program.