Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry – Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs: Hub Development and Design Grants

Hub Development and Design Grants will support Australian industry on the initial development, feasibility and design work needed to advance Hydrogen Hub proposals  

Close date: 22 Nov 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Matched grant funding from $500,000 to $3 million.

Who is this for?

Hydrogen industry-led consortia with conceptual hydrogen hub proposals.


The Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry - Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program

The Hydrogen Hub Development grant is one component of the Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry - Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program. It's an important part of growing Australia's hydrogen industry under the National Hydrogen Strategy.

The intended outcomes of the program are to make progress towards:

  • making clean hydrogen available for domestic and export use
  • establishing domestic clean hydrogen supply chains
  • establishing clean hydrogen export pathways
  • supporting existing industry to use clean hydrogen
  • creating new industry being built around clean hydrogen availability in a local area
  • creating new regional jobs and increased capability of local workforce
  • reducing the cost of clean hydrogen production.

Grant objectives

The Hydrogen Hubs Development and Design grant opportunity supports the Australian hydrogen industry to develop and advance clean hydrogen hub concepts to investment ready proposals.

Your proposal should also address the objectives of the Hydrogen Hubs Development and Design Grants:

  • advance planning for the construction of a variety of hydrogen hubs across Australia, with a clear intention to stimulate demand and facilitate the production of clean hydrogen for domestic and export markets 
  • develop and/or demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen hubs proposals
  • demonstrate employment, knowledge, technological, public and commercial value of regional hydrogen hubs.

Other grants under the program

View the Hydrogen Hubs: Implementation Grants


Eligible entities

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN).

You must also be an entity incorporated in Australia, or an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body.

Joint applications

Your application must be a joint application with at least one project partner. However, we prefer applications with multiple project partners.

Joint applications must have a lead organisation. They'll be the main driver of the project and have to be eligible to apply.

If your application is successful, the lead applicant must manage the project on behalf of the consortium.

Project requirements

You must be able to certify that your board supports the project. If there's no board, then the chief executive officer or equivalent must support it.

You must also certify you can complete the project and meet the costs not covered by grant funding.

Knowledge sharing

You must agree to publicly share knowledge and information about and resulting from your project.


Before you apply

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

How to apply

You must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

All mandatory attachments must be provided.

When you submit attachments

The size limitations for attachments in the application are 2mb per attachment and a total of 20mb per application. If you are uploading attachments that do not meet the file size limitations you will need to follow the steps below:

  1. Upload as many documents below the 2 MB and 20MB threshold online
  2. For the remaining attachments, upload blank documents online
  3. Send an email immediately afterwards to confirming that you have submitted online without all required documents due to file size limit, and attach the remaining documents to the email
  4. Include your application ID and organisation name in the subject line of your email.

All attachments must be received by the closing date and time, or they will not be considered as part of your application.

Apply now for Hydrogen Hubs: Development and Design Grants

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • prepare your project plan and budget for submission
  • obtain letters of support from each of your project partners
  • prepare your evidence of board or equivalent support.


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Information session

We hosted 2 information sessions that will provide an overview of the Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry - Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs Program grant opportunities including eligibility requirements and key points. A recording of one of these sessions is below.

Information session for Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs


Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Frequently asked questions

Budget template