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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO4869

Refinery Upgrades Program – Phase 1 (Desulfurisation) Grants

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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
29-Nov-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211003 - Energy Resources
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


Applications open 15 October, 2021.

The Refinery Upgrades Program (the program) will support upgrades at domestic refineries to assure the domestic production and supply of better quality fuel, and allow for the earlier introduction of ultra-low sulfur fuel from 2027 to 2024. The program will also support refining capability in Australia, safeguard Australia's liquid fuel security and maintain associated fuel security benefits.

The program forms part of the Government's fuel security package, announced on 17 May 2021, which aims to increase Australia's resilience to fuel supply disruptions and secure local industry capability while keeping fuel prices low for consumers.


To be eligible you must be an entity with ownership of one of the following existing Australian refineries (each, an "eligible refinery"):

  • Lytton Refinery, Queensland
  • Geelong Refinery, Victoria


  • be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation, where your trading activities
  • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation's overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
  • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

The project end date, by which all eligible expenditure must be incurred, is 31 March 2025.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $125,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Eligible applicants will be contacted.

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