The Building Better Regions Fund will be discontinued. No further funding for the program will be available. If you would like further information or have questions please contact the Business Grants Hub on 13 28 46. Program updates are available on the website.

Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream - Round Six

The Round Six Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas. 

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs.  

Who is this for?

An incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body or non-distributing co-operative. 


The $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

For round six a total of $250 million is available.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. The Infrastructure Projects Stream only supports investment ready projects.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN).You must be one of the following:

  • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in the glossary of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • a non-distributing co-operative.

We can only accept applications where:

  • your project is located in an eligible location (section 5.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
  • you can provide evidence of how you will provide your share of the project costs
  • you can confirm that you have the authority of the land or infrastructure project owner to undertake the project at the nominated site/s
  • you provide all mandatory attachments as outlined under section 7.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.

More information on eligibility criteria is at section 4 of the grant opportunity guidelines.


How do you apply?

The Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream - Round Six is closed to applications.

Further guidance

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Accountant declaration template

Land authority letter template

Evidence of contribution letter template