This information reflects the previous government. It is in the process of being updated.

Regional and Remote Airport Security Awareness Program

The Regional and Remote Airport Security Awareness Program provides funding to support eligible airports meet the requirements of the Screener Accreditation Scheme.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants of up to $25,000 per year covering 100% of eligible expenditure.

Who is this for?

You must be invited to apply as an eligible regional or remote airport as identified by The Department of Home Affairs.


This program aims to provide transitional support to implement the Screener Accreditation Scheme. We understand that implementing the scheme will have a financial impact for regional and remote airports who run on small profit margins. Funding will end in 2024.

Its objectives are to:

  • support regional and remote airports meet the requirements of the Screener Accreditation Scheme
  • increase the delivery and effectiveness of education, training and testing for screening officers and air cargo examination officers
  • reduce the cost burden of airport security to regional airports
  • support regional airport compliance with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible expenditure.

  • The minimum grant amount is $1000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $25,000.

You can apply for up to 2 grants per financial year. You can apply for up to a maximum of $25,000 per financial year.

The program is open for three years commencing 1 July 2021.

  • Year 1 – opens 1 July 2021 and closes 30 May 2022.
  • Year 2 – opens 1 July 2022 and closes 30 May 2023.
  • Year 3 – opens 1 July 2023 and closes 30 May 2024.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible we must have invited you to apply.

You will need to be:

  • an eligible regional or remote airport as identified by The Department of Home Affairs
  • entity formally authorised by the eligible airport.

If we have not invited you to apply for the grant, you're not considered eligible to apply.

We can only accept applications if you:

  • Can provide invoice(s) demonstrating proof of delivery and payment for eligible activities. You must have paid invoices between 1 July and 30 May in the financial year of your application.
  • Have not received the maximum $25,000 in the financial year of your application.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines before you apply.

To apply, you'll need to submit your application through the online portal when it's available.

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. You must include your paid tax invoice(s) as evidence of your expenditure.

Apply now for Regional and Remote Airport Security Awareness Program

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • address all eligibility criteria
  • attach paid tax invoice(s).
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We know many businesses have concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on grant applications and grant management. When applying for a grant, consider timeframes and constraints that may impact grant activities due to COVID-19.

If COVID-19 has impacted your ability to meet the obligations of your grant agreement, to discuss your circumstances and how we can assist you, you should contact:

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 and evidence of reimbursement against the eligibility criteria and your paid tax invoice(s). Only eligible applications will receive a payment.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your application should be relative to the eligible activities and amount requested. You should provide evidence to support your application.

The program delegate will make the final decision.

Successful applicants

If your application is successful, you’ll receive payment. We'll pay 100% of the grant following the decision from the program delegate. We'll make payments by direct credit into a nominated bank account

If you're registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), where applicable we will add GST to your grant payment. We'll then provide you with a recipient created tax invoice.

We require you to notify us if your GST registration status changes during the project period. GST doesn't apply to grant payments to government related entities.

Grants are assessable income for taxation purposes, unless exempted by a taxation law. We recommend you seek independent professional advice on your taxation obligations. You may also seek help from the Australian Taxation Office. We don't provide advice on tax.

Need help?

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

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample application form

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Third party authority template

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