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Free Quad bike safety training for farmers.


There’ve been 113 deaths from quad bike accidents across Australia since 2011, with 32 incidents just in NSW. Each fatality was someone’s loved one, and has a devastating impact on families and communities Farmers will now receive free quad bike training in a major boost to the safety improvement program aimed at significantly reducing the number of deaths on rural properties across NSW. Farmers who complete an approved training course will also receive a free helmet – worth around $120 - suitable for use while they are riding their quad bikes. The changes announced today represent a further saving to farmers of up to $230.

SafeWork NSW has partnered with Tocal College to deliver up to 100 training events in regional and remote areas across NSW. From 8 May, free training will also be available through authorised Registered Training Organisations. Previously, farmers attending an approved training course (costing up to $510) received a rebate of $310.

Upcoming dates:
Hay 14 June 2017
Yanco 28 June 2017
Wagga 19 June 2017

To be eligible you need to be:
• a person operating an agricultural business registered in NSW or
• someone working for a person operating an agricultural business registered in NSW

Visit to see if you are eligble, to find more information, and to register, or contact: Kim Griffiths Tocal Agricultural Centre Paterson NSW 2421 Phone: 02 4939 8881 Email:;

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