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Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

The Smart Cities and Suburbs Program – Round 2 provides local government agencies and bodies with grants of $250,000 to $5 million. The grants support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges. The program aims improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Australian cities, suburbs and towns.


What do you get?

$250,000 to $5 million in matched funding.

Who is this for?

Local government agencies and bodies.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian local government agency or body as defined in appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

Your project

To be eligible, your project must include at least 1 partner organisation during the life of the project.

Projects must also involve the innovative application of knowledge, hardware or software either:

  • is new to the organisation, the local government area, city, region or country
  • delivers an outcome which has not previously been realised in your community

You must complete your project by 30 June 2020.



How do you apply?

Applications are closed.

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Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Grant recipients

View the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program grant recipients.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Template letter of support from project partner

Template letter of support from lead applicant's organisation

Example project budget