You need to know
About the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
The Scheme operates under Ministerial Directions and Guidelines issued by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
The northbound component of the Scheme applies to eligible goods produced or manufactured in Tasmania for permanent use or sale on the Australian mainland.
The Southbound component of the scheme applies to persons or businesses engaged in manufacturing and mining, or in primary production. The eligibility criteria differ for the 2 sub-categories.
Intrastate - King Island and the Furneaux Group
The King Island and Furneaux Group intrastate component applies to intrastate sea freight shipped between King Island and the main island of Tasmania, and between Flinders Island and the main island of Tasmania.
Special categories for freight costs
If you are a sportsperson or a professional entertainer, or are transporting brood mares, you may be eligible for freight assistance for transporting equipment.
Rates of assistance for freight costs
The rate of assistance you will receive is based on the sea freight cost disadvantage.
Make a claim for freight costs assistance
To make a claim for freight costs assistance you need to refer to each category and download the relevant claim form.
Freight costs assessment queries and reviews
To query a policy decision or assessment of your claim, phone Tasmanian Transport Programs on Freecall 1800 993 347.
Review of decision
If you disagree with a decision made by Tasmanian Transport Programs you can request a review by writing to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development delegate at the address below:
Road Safety and Transport Access Branch
Department of Infrastructure and Transport
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Applications for a review of a decision should be made in accordance with clause 25 of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Ministerial Directions
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Ministerial Directions
The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES) operates under a set of Directions issued by the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
The Scheme is administered in accordance with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Ministerial Directions.