Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the launch of round one of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program on 17 March 2017.

The $50 million program supports local governments, private companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively and deliver innovative smart city projects. The goal is to improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

Round one of the program closed on 30 June 2017 and applications are currently being assessed.

More information and program guidelines for round one are available on business.gov.au.

A list of example smart city technologies, applications and projects providing an indication of the types of initiatives that may be eligible for funding under round one of the program can be found here.


New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can register for the Future Ready incubation series. The series complements the program and builds smart cities capability. More information and registration details are available on the Future Ready page.


Consultation on program development

The Smart Cities and Suburbs Program guidelines were developed following extensive national consultations with stakeholders.

Public consultation on draft guidelines took place between 13 December 2016 and 20 January 2017. More than 50 submissions were received.

The development of the draft guidelines was informed by stakeholder input provided at consultation roundtables held nationally in September and October 2016. More than 550 representatives from state, territory and local governments, technology companies, not-for-profits and research organisations attended 11 roundtables held in every state and territory.

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the launch of round one of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program on 17 March 2017.

The $50 million program supports local governments, private companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively and deliver innovative smart city projects. The goal is to improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

Round one of the program closed on 30 June 2017 and applications are currently being assessed.

More information and program guidelines for round one are available on business.gov.au.

A list of example smart city technologies, applications and projects providing an indication of the types of initiatives that may be eligible for funding under round one of the program can be found here.


New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can register for the Future Ready incubation series. The series complements the program and builds smart cities capability. More information and registration details are available on the Future Ready page.


Consultation on program development

The Smart Cities and Suburbs Program guidelines were developed following extensive national consultations with stakeholders.

Public consultation on draft guidelines took place between 13 December 2016 and 20 January 2017. More than 50 submissions were received.

The development of the draft guidelines was informed by stakeholder input provided at consultation roundtables held nationally in September and October 2016. More than 550 representatives from state, territory and local governments, technology companies, not-for-profits and research organisations attended 11 roundtables held in every state and territory.