Assistance, grants and tenders

We provide grants, invest in new initiatives and support you to:

  • help boost productivity and exports
  • protect our environment and heritage
  • promote climate action

We use tenders to buy goods and services from other organisations.

Support and concessions

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Bushfire recovery

Financial support to recover from bushfires. Includes funding to help farmers, rural communities and those working with injured wildlife.

Find farmer and rural community support.

See environment funding.

Drought and rural support

Funds to help manage current conditions and prepare for future drought.

See all drought and rural support we provide.

Environment tax concessions

We provide tax concessions for donations to eligible organisations. These organisations do work to conserve and protect the natural environment.


Explore all available grants (GrantConnect website).

Closed grants

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Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program

The ACACA program funds activities that enhance agricultural cooperation between Australia and China. This includes technical exchanges, conferences, trade missions, workshops and feasibility studies.

Applications closed 12 February 2020.

Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program

ATMAC grants support projects or initiatives that contribute to our agricultural trade with overseas markets. Grants range from $20,000 to $400,000.

Applications closed 31 January 2020.

Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought

Open to drought-affected local councils to help manage pest animals and weeds.

Applications closed 5 February 2020.

Educating Kids About Agriculture: Kids to Farms Grant Program

This program provides opportunities for successful applicants to educate children about:

  • where and how their food and fibre are produced
  • the role and importance of agriculture to Australia’s way of life, regional communities and the economy.

Applications closed 26 February 2020.

Our Marine Parks Grants Program

Grants of up to $500,000 to support projects that help us deliver marine parks that are healthy, resilient and well managed.

Applications closed 28 February 2020.

Apply now at Community Grants Hub.

Package Assisting Small Exporters

This program supports small exporters to overcome the barriers they face when exporting.

Applications closed 28 February 2020.

Traceability Grants Program

Supports projects to enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements. These support the export of our agricultural commodities.

Applications closed on 21 January 2021.

Grants reporting

We report on our grants by:

  • providing information on each grant through GrantConnect
  • listing all approved grants (under senate order listing 16)
  • listing all grant contracts worth $100,000 or more (under senate order listing 13).


We advertise all open approaches to market on AusTender when we buy goods and services.

Register to AusTender to be notified of opportunities related to your business.

The Department of Finance publishes details about how we manage government procurement.