Hail Netting Subsidy- we need your help!!


Due to the recent extreme weather and hail events, FGVL are working in conjunction with the VFF to put together a submission to government seeking their assistance through the provision of a government-subsidised hail netting program.

We hope this program will be similar to that of New South Wales program for flying fox netting that was successfully implemented in 2011.  The NSW subsidy scheme has the government meeting half of the costs of installing netting, capped at $20,000.00 per hectare with orchardist being responsible for all ongoing maintenance and replacement costs.

To assist us with this submission we need to confirm interest from growers and advise the approximate amount of hectares that will be netted. 

We have attached below a form containing two tables.

  • Table 1 - to be completed in relation to seeking a netting subsidy from the government.  
  • Table 2 - for growers that have recently received damage from hail.  Also attached is a form that will assist in making an assessment as to the severity of damage caused by hail.  

We ask you complete and return to FGVL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P.O. Box 612, Mooroopna 3629.

Your urgent attention to this matter would be appreciated.