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Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Broadcast Rebate Program

Funding / Fellowship

Last Date 31-05-2024

The objective of this 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 program will 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:

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


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have eligible activities
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can apply if you are the registered owner of a crewed aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and shown in an approved registration database including:

You can’t apply if :

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $5,000.00

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