Fishing infrastructure grants

The Queensland Government has received $1,898,000 from the federal government to help local councils deliver new or improved infrastructure and facilities directly related to recreational fishing, boating and camping under the Queensland Fishing Infrastructure Grant Program.

The Guideline for Queensland's Fishing Infrastructure Grant Program outlines the evaluation criteria, how the program operates and how funding is allocated.

Eligibility and types of projects funded

The grants are only open to local and regional councils in Queensland to deliver new or improved infrastructure and facilities  that meet at least one of the following criteria:

CriteriaProject examples
Recreational fishing Fish cleaning stations, recreational tackle bins, recreational fishing pontoons, educational signs, fish aggregating devices
Recreational boating Boat launching ramps, marine rescue facilities, boat wharves, boating pontoons, floating walkways, jetties and other boating infrastructure
Camping Improved access for all abilities, toilet blocks, improvements to campgrounds (e.g. lights, electricity or water access), communal facilities (e.g. picnic and rest areas, shade and shelters), footpaths, BBQs, landscaping

How to apply

  • Expressions of interest are currently open for the 2021-22 grants.
  • All applications must be made via the online form.
  • Applications close 5pm, Sunday 26 September 2021.

More information

Email fisheriesgrants@daf.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23