Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program – Ranger Capability Building grants

Category Indigenous Employment and Business

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications from Ranger organisations with current fee-for-service arrangements with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department), via a restricted process, to apply for a grant under the Ranger Capability Building Program. 

The Ranger Capability Building Program (the program) will run over 3 years from 2020–21 to 2022–23 and will be delivered through the Indigenous Rangers Biosecurity Program. $1.1 million (GST inclusive) is available per funding round (that is, for each year).

The program will enable Ranger organisations with existing biosecurity fee-for-service arrangements with the department to undertake capability building activities and purchase equipment and training to further enhance the capacity of Rangers to conduct biosecurity surveillance and response work.

These grants will support Rangers having the necessary training and equipment to undertake biosecurity activities for the department and potentially enable them to expand the scope and complexity of activities they can undertake in the future, thereby potentially enabling groups to increase their biosecurity fee-for-service income. 

These grants will also contribute to:

  • Increased skills and capability of Indigenous Rangers to enhance their career pathways.
  • Improved work health and safety of the work undertaken by Indigenous Rangers in remote areas.

More information

More information about the Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program – Ranger Capability Building grants, and the requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

The grant opportunity documents will only be accessible by invited applicants.

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If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

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Please quote 2020-4581 – Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program – Ranger Capability Building grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents