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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Scheme

Queensland’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Scheme aims to improve the commercial viability of EV charging stations and to add more public EV fast chargers to the charging network.

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Program information

Co-funding of up to $3 million of the Total Project Value (TPV) was made available to eligible entities as part of an expressions of interest (EOI) application process for Queensland’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Scheme (the Scheme). The Queensland Government has committed $10 million under the Scheme.

The final co-funding amount to be offered for Charging Sites must be below the maximum cap of 50 per cent of the TPV (that is, for all charging sites on the application).

If one, or multiple proposed charging sites are not successful within Stage One of an application, this may result in revised co-funding amounts offered for proposed charging sites. The revised offer and amount will be determined by QRIDA and is not negotiable.

Funding under the Scheme is only to be used for all costs associated with capital costs of purchasing equipment (including Charging Stations and energy storage), and costs to install and commission EV fast charging site/s.

QRIDA is administering the Scheme on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Take this example

You apply for 50% co-funding across 10 proposed charging sites and your application is successful following the competitive assessment process. You may be offered less than 50% co-funding due to the Scheme being oversubscribed and/or some charging sites within your applications not being successful to receive funding.

Applicants are advised to detail costings of each site within their application, as not all charging sites included within an application may be successful.

Eligibility criteria

Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Scheme guidelines outline eligibility criteria.

Funding for the Scheme will be prioritised towards applications that align best with the eligibility criteria, merit criteria and priority zones which can be viewed in the guidelines below.

How funding may not be used?

The following projects and charging infrastructure are not eligible to be funded under the Scheme:

  • Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
  • Private Charging infrastructure not for public access (for example, apartment buildings, hotels, private colleges for private use of owners, tenants and visitors only).
  • Any proposed charging sites which have received funding from other government grant schemes for the same project.

Application process

Applications will be processed in two stages. Stage One is an EOI process. Successful EOI applicants will be invited to submit a Detailed Application as part of Stage Two.

Stage Two is a thorough application which allows applicants to provide a more detailed submission including a business case and detailed project plan in relation to proposed charging site/s.

Applicants can update or change project scope details following Stage One. For example, applicants can revise the requested funding amount in Stage Two.

There is no guarantee that Stage Two applicants will be approved a grant under the Scheme.

View the guidelines below for more information.

Key dates

All applicants must commit to having all charging sites within their application operational within 18 months of the execution of a Funding Agreement. In the event of unavoidable extensions, negotiations may occur under the Funding Agreement.

Timeframes for Scheme are as follows:

24 October 2022 Stage two full applications open
6 February 2023 Stage two full applications close at 11:59pm
End March 2023 Applicants will be notified of outcomes

Scheme guidelines

View the guidelines here.

Frequently asked questions

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Questions concerning your personal taxation circumstances should be directed to your taxation advisor or the Australian Taxation Office on 13 72 86.

To find the list of priority zones and to understand the merit criteria please read the guidelines.

No, you may be offered less than 50% co-funding due to the Scheme being oversubscribed and/or some charging sites within your applications not being successful to receive funding.

QRIDA will contact you via telephone, email, SMS or post. Should you be concerned about whether contact you have received is genuine, please contact QRIDA on Freecall 1800 623 946 and ask to speak with your Portfolio Manager.

Grant funding is not guaranteed at any stage of the application process and applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

The total project value means the total project cost that involves the capital costs and costs of services procured for the construction of a project, but excludes finance charges, land costs, mobilisation fees to the operations and maintenance contractor/s and the costs payable to the distributor, national transmission company and/or a contractor for the distribution or transmission connection works.

Questions concerning your personal taxation circumstances should be directed to your taxation advisor or the Australian Taxation Office on 13 72 86.

Yes, you are entitled to a decision review. See reviewing a decision for more information. 

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Last updated: 08 November 2022