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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Regional Airports Program

In the 2019-20 Budget, the Australian Government committed $100 million over four years to 2022-23 to the Regional Airports Program, a competitive grants program intended to:

  • improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers using regional airports or aerodromes
  • facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care and passenger air services
  • improve the connectivity of Australia’s regions to domestic and global market opportunities
  • meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services in the region. 

Regional Airports Program Round 3

The Australian Government has released the guidelines for Round 3 of the Regional Airports Program, with applications open from 22 March to 17 May 2022.

Program Guidelines, contact details for enquiries and other program information is available on the Regional Airports Program page on the website.

Regional Airports Program—Round 2

On 28 July 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister announced $29.6 million in Australian Government funding for 89 projects under round two of the Regional Airports Program.

Regional Airports Program Round 1

On 13 June 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister announced $41.2 million in Australian Government funding for 61 projects across regional Australia.