Funding boost for regional telecommunications

Applications are now open for the latest round of Regional Connectivity and Mobile Black Spot grants.

Under the Federal Government’s $1.1 billion Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia, councils can apply for round 7 of the Mobile Black Spots and round 3 of Regional Connectivity programs.

The funding is available for under-served regions across Australia outside major urban centres, inner regional areas like Blue Mountains and the Adelaide Hills as well as for remote communities in the north of Western Australia, Central Australia, and Far North Queensland. The Guidelines specify the detailed eligibility criteria for each stream.

To apply for the combined grant opportunity, that closes 31 May 2023, visit: