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Regional aviation funding

Support Regional Aviation: priority infrastructure upgrades at regional airports

Applications have opened for the next round of the State Government’s Support Regional Aviation initiative, which funds priority infrastructure upgrades at registered/certified regional public airports.

Projects that can apply for funding from the program include:

  • Resealing runways, taxiways and aprons
  • Upgrading fencing
  • Replacing lighting
  • Extending and upgrading terminal facilities.

The fund is open to owners and operators of regulated airports and aerodromes in regional South Australia.

The initiative aims to improve the regional airport network to conform to regulatory requirements, accommodate changing airline fleets, support the growth of regional aviation markets, and deliver regional economic and social benefits through improved air services.

Last year, 9 applications were approved with the State Government contributing $919,196  towards projects across South Australia for airport infrastructure upgrades at Coober Pedy, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Streaky Bay and Naracoorte Airports.

Please download the guidelines and application form from this site (below) or contact Juergen Ruppert, Senior Planner Aviation (email: or via phone 08 7109 7319).

Applications are now closed

Other Aviation Funding available:

The Commonwealth Government provides funding opportunities for airports located in regional and remote locations across several programs. Details on Government funding opportunities can be found at

Airport location

Funding sought for


Aerodromes in Remote locations

Works for essential access and safety up to $3 million

Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program

Any location

Commercial projects with a landside or commercial focus eg terminals, improving runway for larger tourist/cargo aircraft, business parks.

Building Better Regions Fund

Regional location

Essential works for access and safety

Regional Airports Program (tbc)

Any location

Aviation Security Equipment and related costs

Regional Airport Security Screening Fund

Related Documents

Guidelines for submissions (PDF, 243 KB)

Application form (PDF, 547 KB)