Applications are currently closed. Information for future rounds will be announced at a later date.
We’re working to make NSW the easiest place to own and operate an electric vehicle (EV) in Australia, with a $149 million investment to develop a world-class fast charging network across the state.
As a key action under the NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy, this investment will support and encourage growth of the EV market by:
- overcoming range anxiety through the development of a broad, visible and accessible fast charging network across NSW
- ensuring connectivity between metropolitan and regional areas
- future-proofing the EV charging network past 2030
- co-funding private industry to build, own and operate the charging stations
- maximising grid support and reducing emissions.
Results to date
We have allocated $84.2 million towards the construction of 190 new fast charging stations across NSW. All stations will be powered by renewable energy, and many include on-site solar and battery storage systems. Stations are accessible to all battery EVs in the Australian market.
Round 2 of the grants allocated $44.8 million in co-funding to successful applicants
Applications for round 2 of the fast-charging grants opened on 9 December 2022 and closed on 14 March 2023. The NSW Government received bids from 14 organisations, proposing a total of 224 EV fast charging stations.
Co-funding for 104 fast charging stations across 8 applicants has now been approved.
Round 1 of the grants allocated $39.4 million in co-funding to successful applicants
Round 1 of the grants opened on 7 February 2022 and closed on 31 May 2022. Six successful bids were approved, totalling 86 fast charging stations and $39.4 million in co-funding.
The details of the co-funded sites can be found here.
Fast charging grant information
The $149 million fast charging grants will add approximately 275 fast and ultra-fast charging stations across NSW.
The fast charging grants will ensure that fast charging stations are no more than 5km apart in metropolitan areas and no more than 100 km apart on major roads and highways across NSW.
Fast-track metropolitan sites receiving co-funding will be built over an 18-month period from signing of funding agreement. Standard sites across a mix of highway, regional town and metropolitan sites will be built over a 24-month period.
Master plan and round 3 analysis
The NSW Electric Vehicle Public Charging Master Plan identifies optimal and priority zones that are ideal for public EV fast charging stations across metropolitan and regional NSW. It shows the current and planned future network of public EV fast chargers in NSW.
The third round of co-funding is expected be announced in the first half of 2024. We are currently working on data analysis of zones in the Master Plan, to assess their suitability for new charging stations and the appropriate charging capacity for each. This analysis will lead to the identification of zones available for funding in round 3.
Applications for round 1 and 2 of the fast charging grant is now closed. You can find resources for previous rounds.
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