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Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) Grant Funding

National Indigenous Australians Agency
Close Date & Time:
18-Sep-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
ABA - August 2020
Primary Category:
251002 - Indigenous Communities
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) forms part of arrangements under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, also known as the ALRA. The ABA receives monies from the Commonwealth based on the value of royalties generated from mining on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory (NT). 

Up to $30 million per financial year of the ABA is set aside to fund one-off projects that will benefit Aboriginal people in the NT. This funding is delivered through the ABA Beneficial Grants Programme and is managed by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

This funding round is separate to the February 2020 ABA round and applications from that round are currently under consideration, please do not resubmit applications from the previous round. This round is for applications for new activities only.

  • Applicants must have an ABN and be registered for GST.
  • Applicants must have a full legal capacity to enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth.
  • Applicants cannot be:
    • Bankrupt or subject to insolvency proceedings.
    • Non-compliant with the Workplace Gender Equity Act 2012.
    • An unincorporated association
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications for funding must be submitted using the online application form. The online application form can be found through this link:

Other Instructions:

The Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) Grant Funding Application Kit provides key information to assist applicants to complete the online application form. All material within this application kit should be read in conjunction with the Aboriginals Benefit Account Section 64(4) Beneficial Grant Guidelines.