Frequently asked questions
This will depend on the type of lease agreement you have with the owner of your site. We recommend talking with the owner to ensure they are comfortable with the construction of chargers on site.
Yes, if you are an owner of a site or authorised to act on behalf of the owner.
No, only lease holders, land owners or authorised representatives may nominate sites. We recommend talking to site lease holders or owners that have permission to install chargers on site to make them aware of the opportunity.
Talk to interested businesses and land owners in your town and encourage them to put forward their site for a fast charging station.
Yes, local councils can put forward multiple sites they own or lease, which may be suitable within their LGA.
Yes, if you are a land owner, lease holder or authorised representative, you are able to submit an EOI.
Yes, all sites where the land owner, lease holder or authorised representative has permission to install chargers are eligible to register their interest.
Yes. Charging providers may contact you if the site is ideally situated and explore options with you for including other amenities.
Yes, you can register up to 10 sites in one application. If you want to register more than 10 sites, you will need to submit a separate application for every 10 additional sites.
It’s a good idea to let your local council know about your EOI as they may be able to provide useful information to include. Useful contacts in your local council most relevant to your submission may include the economic development team, environmental and sustainability teams and the planning team. Engage with them early to allow adequate time for a response.
Your site will be added to a register of interest that potential charging providers will have access to. There is no guarantee they will contact you about your site.
Your site will remain on the register and available to charging providers for four years and remain valid for all rounds until you ask to withdraw your site details or a charging station has been built on your site.
Site hosts are not responsible for the use and maintenance of chargers. Site hosts provide the space and access to site for the chargers, maintain amenities on site and enforce any parking regulations. The charging infrastructure and associated electrical infrastructure is the responsibility of the charging provider.
All public fast charging stations constructed as part of this program will be required to include redundancy in the station, offering a slower charger in the event the fast chargers experience a technical issue. Successful applicants for co-funding will also provide technical support for EV owners and provide a number to call and report faults. Technical issues are the responsibility of the charging provider, not the site host.
No, during installation the charging provider will ensure there is a sufficient connection to the grid so your site always remains fully powered.
The NSW Government is also investing $20M to install EV chargers at regional destinations across the state. Round 2 of the EV destination charging grants will be opened in Q2 2023. To be notified when the grants open, sign up to our mailing list.
No, the cost of electricity used by the chargers will be covered by the charging provider.
This will not matter, as not all sites will have renewable energy installed with the chargers.
It is suggested that you put forward the NMI you expect to connect the chargers to. If this is not known, the NMI can be updated once a charging provider contacts you.
There will be several funding rounds over the next four years to build fast charging infrastructure in NSW. You may be contacted at any point over that time until either a site is built, you withdraw your details or the funding round closes.
Applicants for funding will need to provide supporting information to the NSW Government which will be assessed for feasibility and suitability. In order to allow applicants enough time to provide that information, and sufficient time for this information to be assessed, the timeframe for processing applications is up to 21 weeks.
EV fast charging grants will be available over the next four years, with stations expected to be completed within 24 months of the grant funding being awarded to successful applicants.
We have legal obligations under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) in relation to the collection, storage, access, use and disclosure of personal information. A privacy statement is provided as part of the EOI submission process. Information provided in the EOI submission will only be shared with EV charging providers that are seeking funding from the NSW EV infrastructure funding rounds. Personal information will be destroyed when no longer required for the purpose it was collected.