We have a number of opportunities available for funding applications. Both our programs and funding priorities allow us to provide advice, suitability and guidance on your proposal. Choose from the relevant opportunity below and follow the application instructions step by step.
- Advancing Renewables Program (ARP)
Our Advancing Renewables Program supports a broad range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects that can deliver affordable and reliable renewable energy for Australian families and businesses.
- Industrial Energy Transformation Studies Program
The Industrial Energy Transformation Studies Program aims to assist large energy users to undertake studies to identify opportunities to lower energy costs and reduce emissions.
- Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program
The Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program aims to support pilot projects for microgrids in regional Australia.
- Innovation Fund
Emerging Australian technologies & businesses that can accelerate Australia’s transition to a renewable energy economy.
- Future Fuels Fund
The Future Fuels Fund aims to reduce barriers to businesses and fleets to choose new vehicle technologies in the road transport sector.
- Research and Development
Renewable energy technologies that will increase commercial deployment within Australia.
- Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round
ARENA is providing up to $70 million in funding to support the acceleration of hydrogen in Australia through the Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round.
- Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund (REVC)
REVC fosters skills and management capability. It encourages investment in innovative Australian renewable energy companies to strengthen their chance of success.
- Commercialisation of R&D Funding Initiative Pilot
This initiative has been designed to be delivered in conjunction with the CSIRO’s ON Prime program.
These funding opportunities are no longer accepting applications. Click on the relevant opportunity to learn more about the program and its successful applicants, or stay up-to-date with information about our Projects and Knowledge Bank.
- System Security
ARENA is allocating up to $7 million of funding towards activities focused on the provision of power system security and strength services from innovative methods or technologies that are non-traditional sources of those services.
- Addressing Solar PV End-of-Life Issues and Lowering Solar PV Cost
Supporting R&D to address end-of-life issues for solar PV panels, as well as lowering their cost.
- Short Term Forecasting Funding Round
Activities focused on 5-minute ahead self-forecasting for wind and solar farms operating in the NEM.
- Distributed Energy Resources
Pilot projects and studies to integrate distributed energy resources into the electricity system.
- Demand Response
Managing electricity supply during extreme peaks.
- Large-Scale Solar
Supporting further cost reduction in large-scale solar PV.
- Renewable Hydrogen for Export
Developing a potential renewable energy export supply chain, centred around hydrogen and related carrier materials.
- Solar Research & Development
Reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of solar PV.
- Industry and Researcher Collaboration
Supporting collaboration between industry and the research sector focused on innovative renewable energy technologies that integrate renewable energy into networks, buildings and industrial processes.
- Solar Research Excellence
Promoting excellence in solar research and build on Australia’s reputation for delivering world-leading photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal technologies.
- International Engagement Program
Supporting Australian representation and access to global forums, which are dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge on renewable energy research, deployment, markets, policies and regulations.
- Emerging Renewables Program
Supporting a broad range of development, demonstration and early stage deployment projects to lower the cost and increase the use of renewable energy technologies in Australia.
- Regional Australia’s Renewables
Supporting trials of renewable energy solutions, including hybrid systems, in regional and remote locations with the aim of increasing the use of these technologies for power generation once they become affordable.
- Accelerated Step Change Initiative (ASCI)
Supporting exceptional, breakthrough projects that were not otherwise eligible under existing ARENA funding programs.
- The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE)
ACRE was established in 2009 to promote the development, commercialisation and deployment of renewable energy and enabling technologies and improve their competitiveness in Australia.
- Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
ARENA assumed responsibility for projects under the following programs managed by the former Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
- Australian Solar Institute
The Australian Solar Institute (ASI) operated from August 2009 before being merged into ARENA on 31 December 2012. ASI developed a portfolio approaching $450 million in value from the initial $150 million, supporting over 350 solar researchers across more than 120 projects.
- Post Fellowship Doctorate
The Post Fellowship Doctorate is a legacy funding program.