Hume Hydrogen Highway Initiative

Funding is available to support the design and development of a renewable hydrogen refuelling network along the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Victorian and New South Wales entities.


This joint initiative of the Victorian and New South Wales governments supports the development of at least 4 refuelling stations along the Hume Highway and will support approximately 25 hydrogen-powered long-haul heavy freight vehicles to adopt zero-emission technology, such as fuel cells.

The program aims to:

  • reduce carbon emissions through the displacement of diesel fuel in the hard-to-abate heavy transport sector
  • improve air quality and reduce vehicle noise on our roads
  • grow and diversify the economy by creating new jobs
  • catalyse further public and private investment in hydrogen refuelling infrastructure to help establish an east coast refuelling network.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants will need to:

  • be an incorporated Australian entity
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • operate in either Victoria or New South Wales
  • not be subject to any insolvency event
  • be the legal owner, or have all the necessary rights to use, any intellectual property needed to carry out the project
  • agree to publicly share knowledge related to the projects in line with grant directives
  • not be subject to any legal proceedings or investigations to the extent that they could affect or conflict the reputation of the government, funding obligations or ability to complete the project
  • hold relevant insurance and comply with all legislation
  • not be named on the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade sanctions list.

Projects must:

  • propose 4 or more refuelling stations in proximity to the Hume Highway
  • propose a fleet of at least 25 hydrogen powered heavy vehicles for linehaul transportation
  • be unable to go ahead in the near term without government support
  • use renewable hydrogen.

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