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Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

  • Closed

Provides local government agencies and bodies with grants of $250,000 to $5 million to support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges to improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Australian cities, suburbs and towns.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be an Australian local government agency or body (including ACT Government); and
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Grants & assistance

Solar Communities Program

  • Closed

Provides community organisations in eligible regions with grants from $2,500 to $12,500 to install small-scale renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaic panels, storage batteries and solar hot water systems.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be a community organisation
  • be a legal entity, able to enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
  • be located in an eligible region
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Grants & assistance

Director of Accelerating Commercialisation

The Director of Accelerating Commercialisation provides support and advice to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on the delivery of the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. The position of Director – AC is currently filled by Mr Larry Lopez.

Grants & assistance

State Heritage Register Emergency Works Funding NSW

  • Open

Provides owners and managers of a State Heritage Register listed item or items with a current Interim Heritage Order with funding of between $1,000 and $10,000 to help them protect and / or repair damage caused by unexpected events such as an extreme storm or accident.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be an individual, organisation, community group, trustee or a local NSW council
  • be the owner (or long-term lessee where the lease is 20+ years) and manager of a State Heritage Register listed item or item with a current Interim Heritage Order within New South Wales
  • have legal responsibility for the item’s repair and maintenance.

 Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme

The Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme supports a range of science communication and engagement activities to inspire, motivate and cultivate a scientifically engaged community across Australia.

Grants & assistance

Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative

  • Closed

Provides the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership with $5 million per year for ten years to support science and research priorities, particularly those relating to climate science, in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Who can apply

At a minimum, you must:    

  • be an entity incorporated in Australia
  • have an Australian Business Number
  • be authorised to represent the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership

Other eligibility requirements apply.

People

Paying your employees

As an employer, you must pay your employees at the correct rate, as well as any entitlements they are eligible for. This includes parental leave, sick leave or overtime rates.

Grants & assistance

Certain Inputs to Manufacture

  • Open

Provides Australian manufacturers importing chemicals, plastics, paper goods and metal materials, or goods used in food packaging, with duty-free tariff concessions to help reduce their importing costs.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be importing, or intending to import, raw materials and intermediate goods to use in manufacturing a specific end product
  • be able to show that the goods will perform better than similar types of goods already produced in Australia
  • submit an application before importing the goods.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Centre for Defence Industry Capability

Rapid Assessments

A Rapid Assessment is a way for Defence stakeholders to quickly obtain answers from industry and academia about Defence capability gaps and opportunities.