In line with the October Budget 2022 the Carbon Capture Use and Storage Hubs and Technologies Programs have been discontinued with funding being redirected to other Government priorities. If you would like further information or have questions, please contact on 13 28 46.

Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Hubs and Technologies Program – Technologies Stream

This opportunity supports innovative advancements in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) technologies. It also helps identify and develop viable CO2 storage sites.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants from $1 million to $30 million.

Who is this for?

Businesses involved with carbon capture, use and storage


The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Hubs and Technologies Program will help deploy CCUS at scale. This grant aims to:

  • reduce the costs of CCUS technology adoption and deployment
  • increase deployment of commercial-scale CCUS assets and infrastructure in Australia
  • increase domestic and international collaboration on, and industry investment in, CCUS technologies
  • increase domestic and export markets for CCUS technologies, products and services
  • identify new viable CO2 storage sites in Australia, or increase the understanding of the commercial viability of known CO2 storage sites in Australia
  • increase knowledge and capabilities in CCUS in Australia
  • support the development of Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs or clean LNG production facilities.

The CCUS Technologies and Hubs program is intended to complement the Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program.

The Government has recently announced seven priority Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hub locations. These are Bell Bay (Tas), Darwin (NT), Eyre Peninsula (SA), Gladstone (Qld), Hunter Valley (NSW), La Trobe Valley (Vic) and the Pilbara (WA). Some (but not all) of these locations have potential CO2 storage sites nearby.

The Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program has two streams:


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 an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt
  • be registered for the goods and services tax (GST).

You must also be one of the following:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation
  • a foreign corporation
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust where the trustee is also a trading, financial or foreign corporation
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body
  • an authority of the Commonwealth such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

If you are a trading corporation, your trading activities must:

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

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • income tax exempt
  • an individual
  • partnership
  • unincorporated association
  • any organisation not included in section 4.1 of the guidelines
  • trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust).

Joint applications

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 7.2 of the guidelines.

You must complete your project by 30 April 2031.

Your project must be located in Australia.

For your project to be eligible, your application must show a minimum of $2 million in eligible project expenditure.

Your project’s focus area must aim to:

  • research, develop or commercialise carbon capture and storage technologies;
  • research, develop or commercialise CO2 utilisation technologies; or
  • complete feasibility and geological studies into new potential CO2 storage locations.

Only one application can be submitted per applicant for each focus area.

Your application must also show:

  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, the project can be completed and you can meet project costs not covered by the grant
  • how you will provide your share of project costs, such as an accountant declaration that confirms you can fund your share of the project costs, including any ineligible expenditure
  • if you are from a Foreign Corporation that you and/or your sub-contractors are not on the DFAT Consolidated List.

You can apply for a grant between $1 million and $30 million.

You can use this grant funding to support activities, such as:

  • geological studies and assessments, including well appraisals
  • constructing, installing and commissioning of CCUS equipment and software
  • process design and engineering, including feasibility studies
  • monitoring the performance of the CO2 supply, and the reliability and quality of CCUS assets
  • transformation of CO2 to create economically viable products
  • consultation and planning, including community, industry, government and research engagement.


How do you apply?

The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Hubs and Technologies Program – Technologies Stream is closed to applications.

We know many businesses have concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on grant applications and grant management. When preparing your application, you need to take into consideration the timeframes and any constraints that may impact the delivery and participation in workshops and other activities resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects need to be designed to ensure participants’ safety and health.

You can find further COVID-19 government financial assistance and support for Australian businesses on our coronavirus information and support for business page.

We assess your application against the eligibility criteria. Only eligible applications will proceed to the assessment stage.

To be competitive you must score highly against all of the assessment criteria:

  • Assessment criterion 1: Alignment with program objectives (50 points)
  • Assessment criterion 2: Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (30 points)
  • Assessment criterion 3: Impact of the grant funding on your project (20 points)

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your application should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested. You should define, quantify and provide evidence to support your answers. The sample application form displays character limits.

The Minister will make the final decision.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a written offer. If you are unsuccessful, we’ll notify you in writing and give you the chance to discuss the outcome with us.

Successful applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. The grant agreement will specify the reporting requirements, payment schedule and milestones necessary to receive payments.

We’ll make the first payment when the grant agreement is executed. We’ll make subsequent payments after we have received and accepted the required report. We set aside a minimum of 10% of the total grant funding for the final payment. We’ll pay this when you submit a satisfactory final report.

Payments will be made by direct credit into a nominated bank account.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample application form

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Sample grant agreement

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Accountants declaration template

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Board or CEO approval letter

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