Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Regional communications grants to improve connectivity now open

Applications are now open for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).

The RCP will provide targeted investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects which improve digital connectivity and deliver economic and social opportunities for regional and remote communities.

Examples of projects that could be funded under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • upgrades to mobile infrastructure to improve access to businesses, telehealth, remote education and retail internet and phone services
  • the development of enterprise-grade broadband networks for local agricultural, manufacturing and tourism businesses to boost their online commerce.

Applications are now open until 20 October 2020 (5:00pm AEDT). The guidelines and application process is available on the GrantConnect website.