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Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) provides grants to eligible hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to assist in re-establishing their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the sign-up of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire (without a driver supplied).

Grants of up to $1 000 per vehicle will be available to eligible applicants who add a new Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) Premium Class 8 registration to their fleet, or to accredited car sharing platforms.

Please note: Tasmanian National Parks Passes which are held by vehicle owners are not transferrable to the hirer of the vehicle at the time of hire.

National Parks Passes can be obtained by individuals by visiting https://passes.parks.tas.gov.au

The program is open until 24 December 2021, or until available funds have been exhausted. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    The program is open to all accredited hire and drive operators (operators hiring out vehicles without a driver) or members of accredited car share platforms.

    To be eligible, applicants must establish that:

    • They have been an accredited hire and drive operator since on or before 28 April 2021, or
    • They are a new (since on or after 28 April 2021) member of the Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, or
    • They are already a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, but wish to add a new vehicle on or after 28 April 2021.

    Applicants who can apply must also declare that:

    • They intend to remain an accredited hire and drive operator or a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application, and
    • The vehicle has been registered under a MAIB Premium Class 8 classification on or after 28 April 2021, and the owner/operator intends to retain the Class 8 registration for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application.
  • Objectives
  • Objectives

    The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) aims to support hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the signup of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    The Department of State Growth uses an online grants management system called SmartyGrants. This system is easy to use and accessible via mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers. The online platform allows you to apply for a grant at any time while the program is open. It also allows us to send you notifications throughout the grant application and funding process. Applicants should follow the below process to complete an application.

    1. Read the guidelines and any frequently asked questions carefully before starting an application.
    2. Complete and lodge an application online via SmartyGrants from the Business Tasmania website, www.business.tas.gov.au
    3. Ensure you have provided correct BSB, bank account number and bank account name details for payment.
    4. Check your email to confirm you have received an automatic receipt of your application. This receipt will include details of the application and a unique application ID.
    5. Note you will be advised of the outcome of your application once eligibility has been assessed.
    6. Applications close 24 December 2021, or when available funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Please apply here.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    The program is open to all accredited hire and drive operators (operators hiring out vehicles without a driver) or members of accredited car share platforms.

    To be eligible, applicants must establish that:

    • They have been an accredited hire and drive operator since on or before 28 April 2021, or
    • They are a new (since on or after 28 April 2021) member of the Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, or
    • They are already a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, but wish to add a new vehicle on or after 28 April 2021.

    Applicants who can apply must also declare that:

    • They intend to remain an accredited hire and drive operator or a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application, and
    • The vehicle has been registered under a MAIB Premium Class 8 classification on or after 28 April 2021, and the owner/operator intends to retain the Class 8 registration for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application.
  • Objectives
  • Objectives

    The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) aims to support hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the signup of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    The Department of State Growth uses an online grants management system called SmartyGrants. This system is easy to use and accessible via mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers. The online platform allows you to apply for a grant at any time while the program is open. It also allows us to send you notifications throughout the grant application and funding process. Applicants should follow the below process to complete an application.

    1. Read the guidelines and any frequently asked questions carefully before starting an application.
    2. Complete and lodge an application online via SmartyGrants from the Business Tasmania website, www.business.tas.gov.au
    3. Ensure you have provided correct BSB, bank account number and bank account name details for payment.
    4. Check your email to confirm you have received an automatic receipt of your application. This receipt will include details of the application and a unique application ID.
    5. Note you will be advised of the outcome of your application once eligibility has been assessed.
    6. Applications close 24 December 2021, or when available funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Please apply here.

    Eligibility

    Eligibility

    The program is open to all accredited hire and drive operators (operators hiring out vehicles without a driver) or members of accredited car share platforms.

    To be eligible, applicants must establish that:

    • They have been an accredited hire and drive operator since on or before 28 April 2021, or
    • They are a new (since on or after 28 April 2021) member of the Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, or
    • They are already a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, but wish to add a new vehicle on or after 28 April 2021.

    Applicants who can apply must also declare that:

    • They intend to remain an accredited hire and drive operator or a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application, and
    • The vehicle has been registered under a MAIB Premium Class 8 classification on or after 28 April 2021, and the owner/operator intends to retain the Class 8 registration for a minimum period of six months from the date of notification of their successful application.

    Objectives

    Objectives

    The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) aims to support hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the signup of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire.

    How do I apply?

    How do I apply?

    The Department of State Growth uses an online grants management system called SmartyGrants. This system is easy to use and accessible via mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers. The online platform allows you to apply for a grant at any time while the program is open. It also allows us to send you notifications throughout the grant application and funding process. Applicants should follow the below process to complete an application.

    1. Read the guidelines and any frequently asked questions carefully before starting an application.
    2. Complete and lodge an application online via SmartyGrants from the Business Tasmania website, www.business.tas.gov.au
    3. Ensure you have provided correct BSB, bank account number and bank account name details for payment.
    4. Check your email to confirm you have received an automatic receipt of your application. This receipt will include details of the application and a unique application ID.
    5. Note you will be advised of the outcome of your application once eligibility has been assessed.
    6. Applications close 24 December 2021, or when available funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Please apply here.