Control tools and technologies for established pest animals and weeds competitive grants programme

​Applications closed 5pm AEDT, Monday 23 January 2017.

For further enquiries about your application, please email and quote your application reference number.  If you have submitted an application but have not received an acknowledgement email from the department, please email immediately.

Every year pest animals and weeds cost our farmers around $4 billion in livestock losses, disease transmission and controls and weed management costs.

The Australian Government is supporting farmers and the community to tackle established pest animals and weeds through the Control tools and technologies for established pest animals and weeds competitive grants programme.

Approximately $10 million is available through the programme in 2016–17, to support the development of, and/or improvement to innovative and forward-thinking control tools and technologies from 2016–17 to 2018–19.

To be eligible for funding, projects must propose to develop a chemical, biological or physical control tool or technology to manage one or more established pest animals (excluding invertebrates) and/or weeds that are not native to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

The targeted pest animals and/or weeds must have a national impact on Australian agricultural productivity and profitability, excluding fisheries and forestry sectors, and pose a threat to Australian ecosystems, habitats or native species.

The Control tools and technologies for established pest animals and weeds competitive grants programme is part of the Australian Government’s $50 million, four year Established Pest Animals and Weeds Measure funded through the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

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