To support the efforts of Australians protecting our rural landscape, the Australian Government provides tax benefits for land managers. You can claim a deduction in the year you incur capital expenditure on a landcare operation for land in Australia.
More detailed information on these tax benefits can be found on the website for the Australian Taxation Office website –
Deductions and offsets for capital expenditure by primary producers are available on the Australian Taxation Office website. This includes the establishment of shelterbelts on land used in a primary production business. Information about the tax benefits of shelterbelts can be found at this Australian Taxation Office website – Expenditure on establishing shelterbelts.
In order to claim Landcare tax deductions, landholders may need to have a Land Management Plan. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources holds a register of authorised consultants who can prepare Land Management Plans for the purposes of Landcare deductions. Contact our Sustainable Agriculture Officers in your state for a list of consultants near you.
To apply to be on the register you should read the following:
Complete the Application for the Register of Consultants and send your application to:
Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
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