The Australian Government has a number of programs and initiatives aimed at delivering improved communications infrastructure, services and resilience for people living, working and travelling in regional, rural and remote, and peri-urban parts of Australia.
Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia
The Better Connectivity Plan provides funding to projects that will improve mobile and broadband connectivity and resilience in rural and regional Australia.
Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) – including the Improving Mobile Coverage Round (IMCR)
MBSP and IMCR initiatives invest in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage and competition across Australia.
Regional Connectivity Program (RCP)
RCP is a grants program that provides funding for the delivery of 'place-based' telecommunications infrastructure projects that improve digital connectivity across regional, rural and remote Australia.
Peri-Urban Mobile Program (PUMP)
PUMP is a grants program that provides funding to improve mobile connectivity in bushfire priority areas along the edges of Australia's major cities.
On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP)
OFCP provides funding to enhance agricultural productivity across the country by supporting the use of connected machinery and sensor technology.
Mobile Network Hardening Program (MNHP)
MNHP provides grant funding to deliver projects that strengthen the resilience of regional mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
Regional Tech Hub
Funded by the Government, the Hub can provide advice specific to your needs and includes a website, online helpdesk, phone support line and social media access through Facebook and Twitter.