World Heritage Grants

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Applications for World Heritage Grants are NOW CLOSED.

Protecting, Conserving and Celebrating World Heritage

Applications are sought from existing World Heritage property state management agencies for projects to ensure that World Heritage property management is in accordance with the World Heritage Convention commitment to identify, protect, conserve, present, transmit to future generations and, if appropriate, rehabilitate the outstanding universal value of each property.

Applicants may apply for funding for the following 3 Investment Themes:-

  1. Baseline funding for the management of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area,
  2. to tackle rabbit and rodent eradication on Macquarie Island and
  3. to cover certain costs for World Heritage site Executive Officers and/or Advisory Committee/s at the following World Heritage Properties:-
    • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites - Naracoorte (SA)
    • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites - Riversleigh (Qld)
    • Fraser Island (Qld)
    • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Qld)
    • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (NSW)
    • Greater Blue Mountains (NSW)
    • Lord Howe Island Group (NSW)
    • Willandra Lakes Region (NSW)
    • Purnululu National Park (WA)
    • Shark Bay (WA)
    • The Ningaloo Coast (WA)

The World Heritage Grants are only one component of the Caring for our Country Sustainable Environment stream and total approximately $40 million over 5 years 2013 to 2018.

Projects should have a total grant budget over $50 000 and up to $3.4 million (GST exclusive) per annum over a period of one to five years (2013-14 to 2017-18). All project budgets should be provided in GST exclusive terms (see Part 8.1.2 of the World Heritage Grant Guidelines).

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Key dates for World Heritage Grants

Application period commences 31 May 2013
Closing date for applications NOW CLOSED