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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO4190

Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters - Temporary telecommunications infrastructure deployment

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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Close Date & Time:
14-Sep-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
271003 - Media and Communications
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The grant opportunity was announced as part of the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters program. Up to $7.7 million is available for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase and improve telecommunications resilience in communities recently affected by severe bushfires or at risk of natural disasters in the future
  • enhance the capability to restore services to areas affected by bushfires or natural disasters by quickly deploying temporary facilities to address gaps caused by outages.

 The maximum grant amount is $7.7 million.

  • You must complete your project by 30 April 2022.

Your project must be aimed at purchasing portable telecommunications facilities, which support connectivity and address outages caused by bushfires or natural disasters including:

  • cells on wheels
  • satellite supported cells on wheels
  • mobile exchanges on wheels
  • NBN Road Muster trucks
  • portable satellite kits

We may also approve other activities.




To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an entity, incorporated in Australia, that operates a mobile and/or fixed telephony network; and
  • hold a carrier licence.

We can only accept applications:

  • where you can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • where you can provide evidence of how you will provide your share of project costs, such as an accountant declaration that confirms you can fund your share of the project costs, including any ineligible expenditure.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.


Total Amount Available (AUD):
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $0.00 to $7,700,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:
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Contact Details

13 28 46