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Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program – Round 9

The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program provides funding to improve aerodromes in remote areas of Australia. The aim is to provide year round all weather access and improve delivery of essential goods and services.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants of up to $3 million to enhance aerodrome safety and accessibility.

Who is this for?

Owners and operators of aerodromes in remote or very remote areas of Australia.


The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program provides grants to enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. It will provide year round all weather access, particularly where road access is unavailable or unreliable. This will:

  • improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using remote and very remote airstrips
  • facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care, community mail and passenger air services
  • complement air services delivery to communities subsidised under the Australian Government’s Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) through the Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme
  • meet operational requirements of the RFDS or operators providing similar aeromedical services

The maximum grant amount is $3,000,000.

The grant will be up to 50% of eligible project costs, unless:

  • where the applicant (you) and a third party (could include State/Territory or local government, or neighbouring cattle station) are both contributing to eligible project costs, the grant amount will be up to 33.3 per cent of eligible project costs or
  • where the applicant (you) meets the definition in these Guidelines as an Indigenous Owned and/or Operated Aerodrome, the grant will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.


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Grant opportunity guidelines

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