Victorian Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund VIC

This program provides funding to organisations in the resource recovery sector in Victoria.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Matched funding of between $50,000 and $1 million.

Who is this for?

Organisations with reprocessing and/or remanufacturing facilities in Victoria.


This program aims to increase processing capability and capacity to improve quality of materials for re-manufacture and/or use of one or more of the following materials subject to the national waste export ban:

  • mixed plastics that are not of a single resin/polymer type and/or further sorting, cleaning and processing is required before use in manufacturing
  • single resin/polymer plastics that have not been reprocessed (e.g. cleaned and baled PET bottles)
  • mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard
  • all whole used tyres or in pieces larger than 150 mm, including baled tyres, but not including bus, truck and aviation tyres exported for retreading to a verified retreading facility.

Project types and costs include:

  • purchasing, installing and commissioning new equipment or technology or upgrading existing facilities to increase domestic reprocessing capacity and/or increase use of recycled content in manufacturing and/or infrastructure
  • capital purchases (e.g. infrastructure or equipment including mobile equipment to process materials on-site)
  • construction of buildings to house recycling infrastructure (from the laying of a slab to commissioning).

Check if you can apply

Applications will be accepted from Australian businesses and local government with existing reprocessing and/or remanufacturing facilities in Victoria.

To be eligible, you must:

  • have a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • have been operating in Australia for a minimum of 2 years by the application closing date
  • be able to demonstrate financial viability to undertake the project
  • be able to meet the required co-contribution amount
  • agree to comply with the terms of participation and the general grant funding agreement.

Projects must:

  • be located in and service Victoria
  • source 50% or more of the project materials from Victorian sources
  • meet regulatory and planning requirements
  • be completed by 31 May 2025
  • demonstrate market supply of the material feedstocks and demand for the processed products.

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