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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO3876

COVID-19 Regional Airlines Funding Assistance

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Close Date & Time:
1-Dec-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
351003 - Transport
Secondary Category:
351002 - Regional Development
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Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


The Regional Airlines Funding Assistance Program (the Program) was announced as part of the Australian Government’s response to the economic impact of COVID-19 and in response to its unprecedented and likely sustained impact on the domestic airline industry.

The objective of the program is to assist airlines and air operators providing services to regional and remote locations to continue to provide essential air links by providing financial cashflow assistance where required according to the criteria in the Grant Guidelines. The funding is a ‘last resort’ option when a range of other strategies to manage an airline’s financial position have been undertaken.

Airlines and air operators may apply to be considered for financial assistance during the period of the program. If approved, a grant agreement is entered into with the Department for the period to 31  December 2020. The airline then considers if or when it submits a claim under the agreement. The application and each claim will be assessed based on analysis of the organisation’s financial situation.


Refer to Grant Guidelines.

To be eligible you must satisfy eligible air service activities criteria:

·  have an Regular Public Transport RPT Air Operator’s Certificate (RPTAOC) and operate public commercial air services to/from regional and/or remote location(s) in accordance with your RPTAOC; or

·  be a contracted essential service provider to/from regional and/or remote location(s), including but not limited to, contracted aeromedical services.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Funding is available until 31 December 2020, but applications will close on 1 December 2020.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply for this opportunity please complete the attached application form and submit your application via email to  

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