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North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants support projects that trial and adapt new technologies to improve access to reliable and cost-effective telecommunications connectivity or energy supply.

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What assistance is available?

Applications for the North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants (North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019) are now open.

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $1 million are available on a competitive basis for projects that trial and adapt new technologies or upgrade existing technologies and improve access to reliable and cost-effective telecommunications connectivity or energy supply.

The North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Eligible areas

Projects must be located in one or more of the following areas:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

For further details view the guidelines and frequently asked questions below.

Round 1 key dates

8 February 2021 Applications open for 12 weeks
30 April 2021 Applications close
By 4 June 2021 Applicants will be notified of outcomes  

Apply here

Find the application form, project plan and guidelines for the North Queensland Telecommunication and Energy Improvement Grants here.

Frequently asked questions

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Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

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What assistance is available?

Applications for the North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants (North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019) are now open.

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $1 million are available on a competitive basis for projects that trial and adapt new technologies or upgrade existing technologies and improve access to reliable and cost-effective telecommunications connectivity or energy supply.

The North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Eligible areas

Projects must be located in one or more of the following areas:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

For further details view the guidelines and frequently asked questions below.

Round 1 key dates

8 February 2021 Applications open for 12 weeks
30 April 2021 Applications close
By 4 June 2021 Applicants will be notified of outcomes  

Apply here

Find the application form, project plan and guidelines for the North Queensland Telecommunication and Energy Improvement Grants here.

Frequently asked questions

View all FAQs

Get in touch

Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

News, events & stories

What assistance is available?

Applications for the North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants (North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019) are now open.

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $1 million are available on a competitive basis for projects that trial and adapt new technologies or upgrade existing technologies and improve access to reliable and cost-effective telecommunications connectivity or energy supply.

The North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Eligible areas

Projects must be located in one or more of the following areas:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

For further details view the guidelines and frequently asked questions below.

Round 1 key dates

8 February 2021 Applications open for 12 weeks
30 April 2021 Applications close
By 4 June 2021 Applicants will be notified of outcomes  

Apply here

Find the application form, project plan and guidelines for the North Queensland Telecommunication and Energy Improvement Grants here.

Frequently asked questions

View all FAQs

Get in touch

Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

News, events & stories

What assistance is available?

Applications for the North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants (North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019) are now open.

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $1 million are available on a competitive basis for projects that trial and adapt new technologies or upgrade existing technologies and improve access to reliable and cost-effective telecommunications connectivity or energy supply.

The North Queensland Telecommunications and Energy Improvement Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Eligible areas

Projects must be located in one or more of the following areas:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

For further details view the guidelines and frequently asked questions below.

Round 1 key dates

8 February 2021 Applications open for 12 weeks
30 April 2021 Applications close
By 4 June 2021 Applicants will be notified of outcomes  

Apply here

Find the application form, project plan and guidelines for the North Queensland Telecommunication and Energy Improvement Grants here.

Frequently asked questions

View all FAQs

Get in touch

Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

News, events & stories

Last updated
07 April 2021