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Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme
This Scheme reduces the cost of transporting eligible goods by sea between Tasmania and mainland Australia.
You need to know
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.
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.
If you are a sportsperson or a professional entertainer, or are transporting brood mares, you may be eligible for freight assistance for transporting equipment.
Review of decision
If you disagree with a decision you can request a review. Your application should cover the criteria outlined in the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Ministerial Directions.
Write to the address below:
Road Safety and Transport Access Branch
Department of Infrastructure and Transport
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA ACT 2601
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.