AUS: Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Grants Program

Australian Government
Opening Date: 31 January 2019
Closing Date: 10 March 2019


The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million to this program to support economic development projects in eligible Basin communities from 2018-19 to 2021-22. The department has identified five communities in the northern Basin and ten communities in the southern Basin as communities eligible for funding as those most impacted by water recovery activities under the Basin Plan.

The Program will assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Basin Plan.

Eligible communities

Communities eligible for funding under this program are listed alphabetically. Click on each link for a detailed map showing the community eligible for funding. If you are having trouble accessing these maps, contact us for help.


Key Criteria:

Who Is Eligible To Apply For A Grant?

To be eligible, you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Local Government
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to us for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the list above.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must also meet the additional eligibility requirements listed below:

  • be a not-for-profit organisation
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be willing to obtain one prior to the execution of the Grant Agreement
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.

Who Is Not Eligible To Apply For A Grant?
You are not eligible to apply if you are a:

  • Company
  • Corporate Commonwealth Entity
  • Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity
  • Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority
  • Commonwealth Company
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • International Entity
  • Sole Trader
  • Statutory Entity
  • Partnership
  • Person
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated Association
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