Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Broadcast Rebate Program

Grants of up to $5,000 to increase the uptake of ADS-B equipment in Australian–registered aircraft to improve safety and efficiency for Australian airspace users.

Closes in 287 days

Closing date: 31 May 2023 05:00 PM AEST

Application detail:

The grant opportunity will be open until 31 May 2023 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.  

What you get?

Up to $5,000 per eligible aircraft covering up to 50% of eligible project expenditure. Only one grant per aircraft and per device is permitted.  

Who is this for?

Registered owners of crewed aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) which are shown in an approved registration database.


The objective of this program is to incentivise voluntary uptake of ADS-B equipment in Australian–registered aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to improve safety and efficiency for Australian airspace users.

The program will provide:

  • better situational awareness for pilots through improved electronic visibility of nearby airborne VFR aircraft
  • enhanced search and rescue capabilities through improved air traffic information
  • air traffic controllers with additional and accurate automated aircraft position information of VFR aircraft.

The program funds two classes of eligible ADS-B equipment:

  • installed ADS-B equipment that air traffic controllers can use for aircraft separation purposes (referred to as ADS-B)
  • portable ADS-B equipment for local electronic traffic information purposes (referred to as ADS-B EC).

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have eligible activities
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

Apply now

Apply for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate Program now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • have all the required documents.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form