NSW Farms of the Future Program

The Farms of the Future program aims to facilitate tech-enabled production and monitoring through improved connectivity and installation of sensor equipment which support increased productivity, competitiveness, job creation and sustainable use of resources in the selected agricultural sectors: Cotton, Livestock (beef & sheep), Grains and Horticulture - tree crops and vines.

AxisTech has been appointed as a Program Partner for supplying Ag IoT devices (Agtech) to farmers in 11 target Local Government Areas (LGAs) in rural and regional New South Wales.

Target LGAs:

  1. Carrathool, Griffith and Leeton
  2. Armidale
  3. Moree Plains and Narrabri
  4. Orange and Cabonne
  5. Ballina, Byron and Lismore

The Agtech Catalogue is a resource of Ag IoT devices (Agtech) and on-farm connectivity solutions developed to support the Farms of the Future Training and Grant Programs. Farmers can research a selection of devices from the approved Program Partners (suppliers) that feature in this catalogue.


The process for accessing up to $35,000 (with a co-contribution of $15,000) to purchase Agtech equipment is as follows:

Step 1 – Your farm business must be in the specified target Local Government Areas (LGAs) as listed above and have a turnover of $40,000 per annum.

Step 2 – Register for the Farms of the Future Training Program “Monitoring your farm with Agtech” that is being offered in your LGA (this has commenced). Training program dates can be found here https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/dpi/climate/farms-of-the-future/agtech-training-program

Step 3 – Complete the training in person or online and receive a Certificate of Completion.

Step 4 – Access the Agtech Catalogue. Use this catalogue to select Agtech and connectivity solutions to support your monitoring plan. Add selected devices to a favourites list and finalise your selection by exporting a Tech List.

Step 5 – Apply for the grant through the Rural Assistance Authority.

Step 6 – Work with suppliers for installing and connecting products if necessary.

Step 7 – Apply for reimbursement.

The Farms of the Future team are available to answer questions about the grant program. They can be contacted at fotf@dpi.nsw.gov.au.


  • Grant guidelines will be made available in early February 2023.
  • Grant Applications close: 31 August 2023
  • Claim Applications close: 29th February 2024
  • Program Closes: 30 June 2025