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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5417

Australian 5G Innovation Initiative Round 2

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Close Date & Time:
11-Apr-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
271002 - Information Technology
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The $40 million Australian 5G Innovation Initiative supports the Australian Government’s commitment to demonstrating the value of 5G to businesses in Australia.

For the Round 2 grant opportunity there is a total of $20 million available. This round will direct up to $2 million to dedicated projects in the Western Parkland City.

The grant opportunity:

  • supports innovative and emerging 5G trials that undertake rigorous, commercial and replicable testing of 5G technology
  • offers businesses the opportunity to identify 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability
  • supports various projects that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.

Learn more about the policy that supports this program.


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure
  • are able to meet your 20% share of the project costs and provide evidence of your contribution.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are registered for the goods and services tax (GST)
  • can contribute 20% of project expenditure.

You must be one of the following:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • a company limited by guarantee
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a Local Government or State/Territory Government agency or body, where an application involves a partnership with at least one other eligible entity. 
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $100,000.00 to $2,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

This grant opportunity opens on the 9th of March 2022. To apply, go to:

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