Funding allocation

In the 2017-19 RADS funding round over $2.6 million in State Government funding was awarded to 24 regional airports. Refer to the full list of successful projects in the 2017-19 funding round.

  Managing your grant

Managing your grant
Managing your grant

If you are successful in obtaining a 2019-21 RADS grant, the Welcome to RADS brochure will assist you with the necessary actions and requirements for your grant to be acquitted. It contains information about how you should report on your grant, as well as templates which you may wish to use.


The new 2019-21 Welcome to RADS brochure will be sent to successful grantees together with their funding deeds.

The conditions as outlined in your funding deed prevail.

  RADS funding

Between the 2008-09 and 2016-17 RADS funding rounds, the grant program was supported by a combination of Department of Transport and Royalties for Regions funding.

Since 2008-09, 251 regional airport projects have been granted RADS funding totalling more than $39 million, in support of projects valued at approximately $90 million. RADS projects have improved airport safety, accessibility, security and development planning at regional airports.

regional airport projects have been granted RADS funding since 2008/09

($ Million) in RADS funding awarded since 2008/09

The 2019-21 RADS funding round is funded by the Department of Transport. Refer to the document below for a full list of RADS projects that have been completed and fully acquitted from 2008-09.

AV_P_201719_RADSGrantRecipients.pdf icon 2017-19 RADS Grant Recipients Kb
AV_P_RADS_Grant_Guidelines.pdf icon Regional Airports Development Scheme 2019-21: Grant Guidelines Kb
AV_P_RADS_Projects_by_Regions.pdf icon Regional Airports Development Scheme: Projects by Regions Kb
AV_P_RADS_StrategicAirportAssetFinMgmtFrameworkRPT.pdf icon Strategic Airport Assets and Financial Management Framework (Framework) Overview Kb

  Other funding sources

The Commonwealth Governments Remote Aviation Access Program (RAAP) is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and provides funding support for access and safety upgrades to remote aerodromes as well as subsidised flights to ensure residents of remote communities have access to regional service centres.

The funding components on RAAP are:

  1. The Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme.
  2. The Remote Aerodrome Inspection (RAI) Program.
  3. The Remote Aerodrome Upgrade (RAU) Program.
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