Planning support for small-scale pig and poultry producers

Chickens and pigs grazing

The Victorian Government has established a planning support program to help small-scale pig and poultry producers get a land use planning permit according to the Planning reforms for animal industries 2018.

The support program includes workshops and grants. The workshops will help producers:

  • prepare their planning permit application
  • identify on-farm works
  • get advice
  • identify other activities that may be required to support the application.

They will also provide producers with information on how to manage environmental, amenity and biosecurity risks.

The grants will help producers with costs related to getting a land use planning permit. Producers must attend a workshop to be eligible for a grant.

Who is the program for?

The program is for small-scale pig and poultry producers who are seeking a land use planning permit.

Small-scale pig farms have:

  • less than or equal to 150 sows
  • 1000 Standard Pig Units (SPU).

Small-scale poultry farms have:

  • less than or equal to 5000 poultry (eggs)
  • 10,000 poultry (meat).

Workshops

See and register for upcoming workshops

Grants

The grants program will support small-scale pig and poultry producers by assisting with costs related to obtaining a land use planning permit.

Grants of up to $3,000 (exclusive of GST) are available to eligible producers for eligible expenses related to on-farm works, consultancy and advice, or training that supports the preparation of a land use planning permit application.

How to apply

  1. For how to apply, eligible expenses and other funding conditions download and read the grant funding guidelines:
    Small-scale pig and poultry grant funding guidelines (PDF - 1.2 MB)

    Small-scale pig and poultry grant funding guidelines (WORD - 256.9 KB)
  2. Register for a workshop
  3. Attend a workshop
  4. Apply for a grant online
Page last updated: 12 Jul 2020