Ghost Nets Innovative Solutions Grant Program

This program provides funding to organisations to help them undertake projects that detect, collect or dispose of ghost nets and other harmful forms of marine debris in northern Australian waters.

Closes in less than a day

Closing date: Monday 5 December 2022 Mon 5 Dec 2022

What do you get?

From $30,000 to $400,000.

Who is this for?

Australian organisations.


This program aims to:

  • provide environmental benefit by increasing capacity of communities to deal with ghost nets and marine debris in remote parts of Northern Australia
  • increase public awareness of ghost nets and marine debris issues
  • bolster new employment and economic opportunities in regional and remote communities through ghost nets and marine debris projects.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of goods and services tax (GST), if required by the Australian Taxation Office
  • have a business bank account with an Australian financial institution
  • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches in relation to any Commonwealth funding.

Applicants must also be one of the following entity types:

  • a company
  • a company incorporated by guarantee
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • incorporated association
  • a joint application with a lead organisation
  • a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
  • an Australian local government body
  • an indigenous government agency or body
  • a university
  • a research organisation or body
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Corporation.

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