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Preparing Australian Communities – Local Stream

National Recovery and Resilience Agency
Close Date & Time:
6-Jan-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
National Emergency Management Agency
Primary Category:
211002 - Climate Change
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government has committed $600 million over six years from 2021-22 to 2026-27 for the Preparing Australia Program. The Preparing Australia Program will support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards.

This opportunity is part of the Preparing Australia Program. There is $150 million available from 2021–22 to 2024–25 for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the Preparing Australia Program are to:

  • improve the long-term resilience of Australian communities and households to natural hazards including  bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones
  • deliver disaster risk reduction projects that reduce hazard exposure or vulnerability and are aligned with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements  and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

The intended outcome of the Preparing Australia Program is to reduce the impact of natural hazards on Australian communities, including by:

  • increasing disaster preparedness and resilience
  • reducing the cost of recovery following future disasters
  • reducing the time to recover following future disasters
  • encouraging reductions in insurance premiums through a reduction in disaster risk.

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 eligible expenditure.

Eligible entities

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN).

and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a company limited by guarantee
  • an incorporated association
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a non-distributive co-operative
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee
  • an Australian local governing agency or body as defined in the glossary, including the Australian Capital Territory Government
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006- external site
  • a registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land council
  • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (ABN: 93 938 780 598), the Southern Alpine Resort Management Board (ABN 80 841 224 798), the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board (ABN: 21 789 770 569), or the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management Board (ABN: 44 867 982 534).

All eligibility criteria is described in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

10 December 2021 to 6 January 2022.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $20,000.00 to $10,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Applications will open on 10 December 2021

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