Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program

Overview

The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is part of the Australian Government's Regional Aviation Access Programme.

The objective of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is to enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. Safe, operational aerodromes are vital in the delivery of essential goods and services in remote and very remote communities, particularly where road access is unavailable, unreliable or disrupted for extended periods due to seasonal weather conditions. An effective airstrip, accessible all year round, improves the delivery of health care services such as those provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service or other aeromedical providers, improves access to work and education opportunities and helps connect residents of remote communities.

Round Eight

Round eight is now open, with $7.0 million in funding available. Applications for projects that enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia can be submitted from 1 October to 12 November 2020. 

Program guidelines and the application form are available at www.business.gov.au/RAUP. For enquiries, please call 13 28 46.

Round Seven

On 6 May 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister jointly announced $9.0 million in Australian Government funding for 45 projects.

Round Six

On 22 March 2019, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport announced $10.0 million in Australian Government funding for 34 projects.

Round Five

On 23 March 2018, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport announced $7.0 million in Australian Government funding for 31 projects.

Round Four

On 10 February 2017, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport announced $11.8 million in Australian Government funding for 91  projects.

Round Three

On 10 December 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister announced $11.6 million in Australian Government funding for 52 projects.

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Last Updated: 1 October, 2020