Terms of Use

In these Terms of Use:

a) Agency means any one or more of the following as the context requires:

Agency means (as the context requires) any one or more Commonwealth entity or Commonwealth company as those terms are defined in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth)

b) FO means the Forecast Opportunity;

c) GO means the Grant Opportunity;

d) GrantConnect means the Australian Government's grants information system as available at;

e) Closing Time means the time and date that Grant applications must be lodged as detailed in the relevant GO documentation;

f) Commonwealth means the Commonwealth of Australia;

g) Consequential Loss includes:

(i) loss of income or revenue;
(ii) a loss of opportunity or goodwill;
(iii) a loss of profits;
(iv) a loss of anticipated savings or business;
(v) loss of value of any equipment;
(vi) loss or corruption of data;
(vii) pure economic loss; and 
(viii) any indirect loss

h) Registered User means any person (including an individual or organisation/company) that has registered an account on GrantConnect;

i) Granting Agency means the Agency that issued the GO documentation;

j) User means any person (including an individual or organisation/company) that is accessing or using GrantConnect and includes a Registered User;

k) a reference to time, unless specified otherwise, is to the time in the Australian Capital Territory;

l) words importing a gender include each other gender;

m) words in the singular include the plural and vice versa;

n) clause headings are a part of the Terms of Use and may be used for interpreting the language of provisions; and

o) if any word or phrase is given a defined meaning, any other part of speech or other grammatical form of that word or phrase has a corresponding meaning.


1.1 GrantConnect, the Australian Government Grants Information System
1.1.1  By accessing or using the GrantConnect system, the User agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions and any applicable instructions, processes, procedures and recommendations as advised on GrantConnect. 

1.1.2  The User must inform itself concerning all security measures and other aspects of the GrantConnect Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.  The User must make its own assessment of the GrantConnect system prior to using it for any matter related to a GO and no responsibility will be accepted by the agency issuing the GO (the Granting Agency) arising in respect of any use or attempted use by any party of GrantConnect.

1.1.3  The User acknowledges that although the Commonwealth has implemented the security measures described on GrantConnect, the Commonwealth does not represent or warrant that unauthorised access to information and data transmitted via the Internet will not occur.

1.1.4 GrantConnect has been implemented in a technical environment that is designed to provide high availability and be reasonably fault tolerant. Target availability is 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (excluding maintenance). However, as with any technical system, GrantConnect may not always work as described and may be subject to interruption for a wide variety of reasons. You acknowledge and agree that your use of GrantConnect is on an ‘as is, as available’ basis only.

1.2  Registration and Notices
1.2.1   In order to download GO documentation and related addenda you must first register with GrantConnect at to become a Registered User. Users who are not Registered Users will only have limited access to GrantConnect functionality.

1.2.2 A Registered User must login to GrantConnect to download the relevant GO documentation and addenda.

1.2.3 A Registered User who has downloaded GO documentation should be notified by GrantConnect via email of any addenda relating to the GO documentation.  It is in the interest of Registered Users to ensure they have correctly recorded their user profile information prior to downloading relevant GO documentation. If a Registered User has not recorded their user profile information correctly, they should amend their details on their user profile on GrantConnect and download the relevant GO documentation again.

1.2.4 In the event that the Granting Agency amends the GO, it will make reasonable efforts to inform Registered Users who have downloaded the GO, in accordance with this clause 1.2.  All information and notices relating to GOs (including amendments to GO) will be posted on the relevant GO page on GrantConnect as an addendum.

1.2.5  The Commonwealth accepts no responsibility if a Registered User fails to become aware of any addendum notice which would have been apparent from a visit to the relevant GO page on GrantConnect.

1.2.6  The User should always obtain and use the latest GO documentation available on GrantConnect as this is the primary source of documentation for the GO. To access GO documentation on GrantConnect you must be a Registered User.

1.3  GrantConnect Help Desk
1.3.1  All queries and requests for technical or operational support must be directed to:

GrantConnect Help Desk
Phone: 1300 484 145
International: +61 2 6215 2111

1.3.2  The GrantConnect Help Desk is available between 9am and 5pm ACT Local Time, Monday to Friday (excluding ACT and national public holidays).

2.1 The material on this site includes information, data, documents, pages and images (Data) and is intended for the User’s use and information. The Commonwealth disclaims all and any guarantees, undertakings and warranties, express or implied, and will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, incidental or consequential loss or damage, arising out of, or in connection with, any use of or reliance on the Data on this website.

2.2 While the Data is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may have an impact on the accuracy of the Data. The Data may change without notice and the Commonwealth is not liable for the accuracy of any information printed or stored by a User. Changes may be made to the Data and the website at any time. 

3.1 This website contains links to other websites that are external to GrantConnect. The Commonwealth takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the User to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

3.2 Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

4.1 All persons who provide personal and organisational particulars within the GrantConnect system, hold themselves to be a proper and authorised representative of that organisation in the business of granting. If, subsequently, that person no longer has that right of authority, the person must send a request to the GrantConnect Administrator at to have such particulars removed or amended.

4.2 It is in the interest of Users to register their details correctly, in particular prior to downloading GO documentation from GrantConnect. Granting Agencies require this information to notify potential applicants and Registered Users of any extension to the grant closing time, changes to the grant process and the issuance of addenda.

4.3 The Commonwealth will treat any information provided by a User within the terms of its relevant privacy responsibilities (see Privacy Statement).

4.4 The Commonwealth maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to this site and periodically reviews and updates security measures in line with current technology.

4.5 Any account that has not been used to login to GrantConnect for 18 months or more will be suspended. A notification email will be sent to the registered email address to advise of suspension.

5.1 With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and as is otherwise stated, information published on GrantConnect is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence (CC BY 3.0 AU).

5.2 To the extent that copyright subsists in third party materials, where noted, it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

5.3 Inquiries regarding the licence and any use of GrantConnect materials should be directed to:

The GrantConnect Administrator
Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue, FORREST, ACT, 2603, AUSTRALIA

5.4 Users are not permitted to use the GO materials to sell a product or service or to increase traffic to your website.

5.5 Linking to this Site:

(a) You may link to the website at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:

(i) alter any of the website's contents
(ii) frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website

5.6 Finance may, by giving notice, require the removal of links on third party sites.

6.1 Except where otherwise noted, any reference to, reuse or distribution of all or part of the GrantConnect materials must include the following attribution:

• GrantConnect materials are released by the Department of Finance
• GrantConnect materials are subject to change and should be verified on the GrantConnect website to ensure the information is up to date and correct:

7.1 The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed here:

Last Updated: 30-Jan-2018 10:46 am (ACT Local Time)

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