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Electric vehicle destination charging grants

Key information

  • Applications now open 
  • Grant amounts: up to 75% of costs covered
  • Applications close: Friday 3 May 2024 AEDT 5 pm

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An EV charger can get your business on the map. Literally. 

More and more drivers are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) and they’re planning their trips around EV charging locations.  

We’re investing $20 million to assist eligible regional NSW businesses and councils by co-funding the purchase and installation of EV chargers at your site. This funding is available through our Drive electric NSW EV destination charging grant. 

Join the growing number of businesses that are already plugged in 

Businesses across regional NSW have already taken advantage of the grant. With up to 75% of their costs covered, they now have chargers in the ground and the stories to show for it.

Hear moteliers Jag and Kay’s EV charger story

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167 sites have been successful under the grant to date.

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464 charging plugs are now being installed across regional NSW as we continue to build Australia's largest destination charging network. 

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$10 million available in the current funding round to install an EV charger at eligible locations.

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Grant overview for businesses - where to start 

Destination charging grants are now available.

1. Start by understanding what’s on offer. 

The NSW Government will fund the following for up to 4 EV charging ports per site:  

  • 75% towards the cost of an eligible 7 kW and/or 22 kW electric vehicle charger(s) 
  • 75% towards the cost of installation (capped at $3,000 per charging port)    
  • 75% towards the first year of an eligible annual EV charger software subscription.  

2. Check your eligibility. 

To be eligible, your site must be:  

  • located in an eligible regional NSW local government area (LGA)   
  • an approved destination type as listed in the guidelines 
  • be listed on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)
  • have no more than 4 existing EV charging ports installed.   

3. Get familiar with the guidelines. 

Additional eligibility requirements for each site apply. You can find the full details around the grant and eligibility in the funding guidelines. Please read the guidelines in full to understand all requirements and how they relate to your site. 


Resources and support for applicants 

Refer to the following guidelines and resources to help you through your application. 

Guidelines

These guidelines include all the information you need to know about eligibility, funding details, applying for the grant, and terms and conditions. 

Applicant handbook

Read this applicant handbook for help preparing and submitting your grant application. 

NSW Government approved EV charger and software list

The eligible EV charger and software list is a one stop shop of the EV chargers and software that are approved for funding under the grants. Only chargers and software in this list will be funded under the grant.  

FAQs

There’s a good chance someone has asked the same question as you, check out our frequently asked questions to have yours answered. 

EV destination charging grants information session

Watch the information session to learn how to participate in this program. Watch now.


Key changes from round 1

We’ve made a few changes to the program since our first funding round. These include:

  • more approved EV charger hardware and software providers  
  • more eligible LGAs and destination types  
  • higher co-funding towards installation costs  
  • greater flexibility around site configurations  
  • more time to install your charger.  

This list is not exhaustive, so please refer to the guidelines for the full list of changes. 

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Round 1 applicants – claim your grant payment now 

Applications for funding round 1 are now closed. 

Successful applicants will have received written confirmation of their grant application outcome with advice on how to complete their installation and claim their grant payment. 

Successful applicants can click on the link below to claim their grant payment. 

Claim payment 

Round 1 guidelines

Winery’s success with NSW electric vehicle destination charging grants

 Mike and Katrina from Dawning Day Farms standing near new EV charger, with family and sheep

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