Phone Tasmanian Transport Programs on (03) 6222 2580 or FreeCALL™ 1800 993 347
The Scheme operates under Ministerial Directions and Guidelines issued by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. You can find the Minister's Directions on the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website.
The Tasmanian Transport Programs team administers the Scheme, from the Department of Human Services Hobart office, on behalf of the department of Infrastructure and Transport.
There are three categories that you can apply for. Please refer to the information for each category to learn more about eligibility critieria and claiming options.
- northbound goods
- southbound goods, covering two sub-categories:
- manufacturing and mining
- primary production
- Intrastate - King Island and the Furneaux Group.
In addition, you may be eligible for assistance if you belong to one or more of the following special categories:
- professional entertainers
- brood mares.
Please refer to the information for each category to learn more about eligibility criteria and claiming options.
You need to know
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 applies to persons or businesses engaged in manufacturing and mining, or in primary production. The eligibility criteria differ for the two 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
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 Transport delegate at the address below:
Road Safety and Transport Access Branch
Department of Infrastructure and Transport
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA ACT 2601
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 Transport.
The scheme is administered in accordance with Ministerial Directions approved by the Minister which is available on the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website.