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Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Broadcast Rebate Program

Grant Closes: 31st of May 2024 - 5:00 pm or until expended Value: Up to $5,000 per eligible aircraft Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-rebate-program

The objective of the program is to incentivise voluntary uptake of ADS-B equipment in Australian registered aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to improve safety and efficiency for Australian airspace users.

The intended outcome of the program is improved safety and efficiency of Australian airspace, through extension of ADS-B technology to the Australian VFR aircraft fleet to provide:

  • better situational awareness for pilots through improved electronic visibility of nearby airborne VFR aircraft
  • enhanced search and rescue capabilities through improved air traffic information
  • air traffic controllers with additional and accurate automated aircraft position information of VFR aircraft

The program funds two classes of eligible ADS-B equipment (see Appendix A):

  • installed ADS-B equipment that air traffic controllers can use for aircraft separation purposes (referred to as ADS-B), or
  • portable ADS-B equipment for local electronic traffic information purposes (referred to as ADS-B EC).

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage). The maximum grant amount is $5,000 per eligible aircraft. Only one grant per aircraft and per device is permitted. You can apply for multiple grants if you own more than one eligible aircraft. A grant may be made for each eligible aircraft for an ADS-B or an ADS-B EC, but not both

Last Updated: 1st of June 2023
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