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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6324

Destination Australia Program 2024 (Round 5)

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Education
Close Date & Time:
10-Aug-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
Secondary Category:
191008 - Vocational Education
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


PLEASE NOTE: There is a known issue with the application form not accepting special characters, formatting (bullet points) and carriage returns (enter). Please refer to Question 58 of the latest Questions and Answers within the grant opportunity documentation.

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply to deliver services under the – International Education Support program – Destination Australia Program 2024 (Round 5) from 2023–24 to 2026–27.

The grant program provides grants to Australian tertiary education providers in regional areas to offer scholarships to domestic and international students. The program includes funding to administer and promote those scholarships and promote tertiary education in regional Australia more broadly.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • the sustainability and growth of tertiary education providers and communities in regional Australia
  • scholarship students encouraged to live and work in regional Australia post-study
  • regions share in the social, cultural, and economic benefits of our international education sector.

Please note this application process is for eligible tertiary education providers only and is not for students who wish to apply for a scholarship in 2024.

You are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity if you can demonstrate that you meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are a registered Australian tertiary education provider
  • if you intend to provide scholarships to international students – you are currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • your campus location at which scholarship students will study is entirely or in part in a regional area.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

Application period - 14 July 2023 to 10 August 2023

Assessment of applications - Early September 2023

Approval of outcomes of selection process - Early November 2023

Notification to unsuccessful applicants - Mid November 2023

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - December 2023

Earliest start date of grant activity - January 2024

End date of grant activity - As stated in your grant agreement, if successful.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, you must:

  • complete the online application form, please see Submit Application 
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments
  • submit your application to the Community Grants Hub by 9:00 pm AEST on 10 August 2023.


Other Instructions:

Please use updated versions of:

  • Destination Australia 2024 - Round 5 - Grant Opportunity Guidelines - version 2
  • Destination Australia 2024 - Round 5 - Questions and Answers - version 2
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283