Boosting Australia's Diesel Storage Program

The Boosting Australia's Diesel Storage Program will contribute to the government’s long-term fuel security goal to increase our domestic fuel storage that meets our needs during an emergency and into the future.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants from $6 million to $33.3 million.

Who is this for?

Eligible organisations with the capacity to build and independently maintain diesel fuel storage facilities.


The Boosting Australia’s Diesel Storage Program will provide up to $260 million in competitive grants over three years to 2023-24. The program is part of the Government’s 10-year comprehensive fuel security package to increase Australia’s resilience to fuel supply disruptions, secure sovereign refining capability, and keep fuel prices low for consumers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide matched funding to industry to construct new diesel storage that will result in an estimated 780ML of additional diesel storage being kept onshore. This quantity is estimated to be required for industry to meet the proposed minimum stockholding obligation by 2024
  • support job creation in local industries.

There is $260 million available for this grant opportunity.

The minimum grant amount is $6 million and the maximum grant is $33.3 million.

You must complete your project by 30 June 2024.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation.

Your trading activities must either:

  • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation
  • be a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

Check the full eligibility details in the grant opportunity guidelines.


How do you apply?

The Boosting Australia's Diesel Storage Program is closed to applications.

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Grant recipients

View the successful applicants for the Boosting Australia's Diesel Storage Program.

Information session

On Wednesday 10 February 2021 Boosting Australia’s Diesel Storage Program held a webinar to provide further information on the program. Questions raised and answers covered in the session and PowerPoint slides are now available below.

Webinar Question and Answer session

Webinar presentation slideshow

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Board or CEO approval letter

Accountant declaration