VFF launches giveways to make farm quad bikes safer

Sheep Central, October 11, 2021

QUAD bike protection devices and helmets valued at $900 are up for grabs in a promotion sponsored by the Victorian Farmers Federation.

The Victorian Farmers Federation Making Our Farms Safer (VFF MOFS) project is giving away 20 sets of quad bike operator protection devices and helmets to support Victorian farmers.

The giveaway is open to all Victorian farmers and is valued at $900 each.

To apply farmers need to:

  • 1. Fill in an application form via the VFF MOFS website and tell us in 200 words or less what you have done on your farm that has made a positive impact to improving safety on your farm.
  • 2. Book a farm safety consult by calling John 0432 156 223 or Richard 0499 772 472.

This giveaway closes on 31 October, 2021. Winners will be announced and contacted on 17 November 2021.

VFF president Emma Germano said quad bike rollovers are a leading cause of trauma and death on Victorian farms.

“Since 2011 sadly 150 people have died from quad bike accidents nationally, 23 of those were children.

“Nearly two thirds of quad bike related deaths are caused by a rollover, and three quarters of deaths occur on a farm,” she said.

“Farmers need to install OPDs to safe guard themselves from death and serious injury as well as litigation, and I would urge farmers to apply for this fantastic initiative.”

The MOFS project is funded by the Victorian Government through the Growing Victoria’s Agriculture election commitment and the Smarter Safer Farms program.

To enter for the OPD give away, complete the application form online at


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  1. Gary Scanlon, October 15, 2021

    I purchased our beef farm in 2003. The property was fairly run down and one of my first purchases was a Honda ag bike and trailer. I have used these two farming items endlessly over the last few years.
    I fenced the total property over the past few years and focused on a laneway system that ran past the cattle yards. The cattle go in and out of the yards frequently while traversing from paddock to paddock. This system is invaluable as the cattle get familiar to being in the yards. They are user friendly and safe to work in.
    My next focus was to have all chemicals, sprays and drenches placed in locked segregated areas. This is a safety requirement now, but I instigated this some 15 to 20 years ago.
    My Honda four wheeler is a major tool of trade purchased some time ago. It doesn’t have any roll-over protection and I would be extremely chuffed if the VFF or the Victorian Government supplied me with one.
    I am also aware that the Victorian Government at present does not have any subsidy in place to help farmers with this new law introduced.

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