Grants to improve safety and accessibility of remote airstrips

Grants to improve safety and accessibility of remote airstrips

Nov 17, 2023

Owners and operators of aerodromes in remote or very remote areas of Australia can now apply for funding to improve aerodromes. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts has opened its Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program (Round 10) which aims to provide year-round all-weather access and enhance safety and delivery of essential goods and services.

Australia’s remote airstrips provide important access between remote communities and regional centres, and enable the delivery of urgent supplies, emergency medical and primary health services, and life-saving flights.

Grants of $5,000 – $3 million will help to:

– 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

Applications close 15 December 2023. To learn more and discover eligible activities, visit