Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program

The second round of the Healthy Rivers Program is now open. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply for:

The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.

This program is part of the Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.


Watch the video below to find out more about the program.


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Round 1

Round 1 of the small grants stream is now closed for applications. Minister Pitt announced the grant recipients.

Round 2

Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream are now open for applications. Farmers, community groups, industries and more can apply for:

  • small grants between $5,000 and $100,000
  • large grants between $100,001 and $2 million.

You can find more information, including the grant opportunity guidelines and how to apply, on the Community Grants Hub:

Community consultation

We consulted Basin communities on the program design. Read the community feedback.

Last reviewed: 26 August 2021
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