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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6210

Saving Native Species (Priority Species)

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Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Close Date & Time:
7-Sep-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211011 - Zoos, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Conservation of Endangered Species
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Saving Native Species Program will run over four years from 2022-23 to 2025-26. The program delivers the government’s election commitment to boost outcomes for threatened native plants and animals.

The Saving Native Species (Priority Species) grant opportunity is seeking to deliver improved trajectories for the 110 identified priority threatened species from the Threatened Species Action Plan (2022-2032) (the Action Plan).

The grant opportunity will help deliver the objectives of the Action Plan; that the risk of extinction is reduced for all priority species. Recovery actions for many of the 110 priority species will also benefit other threatened species that share their habitat.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to put 110 priority species on track for an improved trajectory (Target 1, Action Plan). For this grant opportunity, improved trajectory is defined as whether the actions reduced the threat to or increased the population of one of the 110 priority species.


You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

and are one of the following entity types:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) as defined in the grant opportunity guidelines
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in the grant opportunity guidelines.

A Commonwealth, state or territory Government agency or body is also eligible as a lead applicant where the application is submitted as a joint application with one of the above eligible entities.

Please see guidelines for further information.

You can’t apply if you:

  • don’t meet above criteria
  • are an individual
  • are a trust
  • are an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • are an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • are an unincorporated association
  • are a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust).

Partner with other organisations

You can partner with one or more other organisations that also meet the eligibility criteria. But you must decide who the lead organisation is.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for making sure your group follows the rules in the grant agreement.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $20,000.00 to $500,000.00

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