2023 Australia Day grants now open

Councils can now apply for up to $30,000 in National Australia Day Council (NADC) grants for community events that encourage their communities to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day 2023.

The NADC is offering a total of $7.6 million in grants to Australian local government authorities and community organisations as part of its Australia Day 2023 Community Events Grants program.

National Australia Day Council Chief Executive Officer Karlie Brand encouraged Councils to submit an application for grants before the deadline on Monday 7 November.

“Australia Day is a day to reflect, respect and celebrate – because we’re all part of the Story of Australia,” Ms Brand said.

“There are as many Australia Days as there are Australians, with each of us finding our own meaning and significance shaped by our own experience and history.

In 2023, Australia Day event hosts can apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use the National Australia Day Council’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ branding.

Applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to incorporate activities that reflect and respect the history of local Indigenous people and celebrate their culture will be eligible to apply for an additional amount up to $10,000.

Applicants will need to detail how they plan to display Australia Day-branded ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ promotional material and collateral.

They will also need to provide information on how the event will comply with any relevant state or territory COVID requirements.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm (AEDT) Monday 7 November 2021.

To check eligibility, read the grant guidelines and apply for a grant, visit australiaday.org.au/2023-grants.