Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program

On 2 November 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, announced the Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program.

The Australian Government is providing $150 million of funding for projects under the new program, which targets road improvements for regional communities, and addresses significant deficiencies on key regional and rural roads that limit community access, pose safety risks and impact the economic development of the surrounding area.

Applications for funding are invited from state, territory and local governments. Please refer to the documents below for information about how to apply or administer your project.


  • Guidelines for Applicants DOCX: 192 KB – The Guidelines for Applicants outline the application process for the programs and contain mandatory requirements for an application.
  • Guidelines for Successful Funding Recipients DOCX: 191 KB – The Guidelines for Successful Funding Recipients supports delivery partners. They outline the obligations that delivery partners must follow in the management and delivery of their project.

Application Form

  • Application Form XLSX: 208 KB – The Application Form is to be used by applicants to provide information about each project.

Applications must be submitted through the IMS system: Access IMS at

You will be able to download a Nomination Form when you access IMS. This must also be submitted through the IMS system.

Contact Us

If you have questions in relation to the programs or any of the above resources, please contact us by email at