We run a community grant round once a year and offer grants of up to $10,000 for projects bringing social and environmental benefits to communities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane near Transurban's roads.

Grants are open to a wide range of organisations and initiatives and we encourage inclusion, diversity of thought and innovation.

Grant applications are currently closed. Our grants open in May each year.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed against the following:

  • The benefit for communities close to Transurban roads
  • Ability to impact the social needs in the areas of safe and accessible transport, education and training.
  • Ability to achieve lasting benefits
  • The potential to positively effect a large number of people or drive significant environmental outcomes
  • The potential to improve the lives of diverse, disadvantaged or underprivileged groups
  • How specific the application is about the grant’s intended use and expected outcomes
  • Whether the grant will help create community benefits that may not otherwise be possible without grant support.

The above criteria are weighted equally and applications are assessed by a panel of representatives from across the business. The decision is final and at the discretion of Transurban.

We may ask for additional information, such as:

  • details of project partners and how they will contribute to the project's success
  • risks that may affect the project and how they will be managed
  • a detailed project budget.


To be eligible for a community grant your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. DGR's must be listed with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as per the guidelines in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Item 1 of the table in Section 30-15). You can find out the DGR status of your organisation in the ATO ABN lookup website.

Grants will not be paid to:

  • for-profit organisations
  • government departments (excluding schools) or political groups
  • labour, trade or business organisations
  • social clubs
  • overtly religious groups (except initiatives that support a non-religious purpose)
  • fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions
  • chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or non-profit institutions
  • special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions
  • organisations that support or participate in activities inconsistent with our Diversity Policy
  • cover ongoing administrative costs
  • projects or events that have already occurred.

Eligible locations

Your initiative needs to be happening in a local council area with a Transurban road, including:


Moreland City Council
Moonee Valley City Council
Maribyrnong City Council
Hobsons Bay City Council
City of Port Phillip
City of Melbourne
City of Yarra Council
Boroondara City Council
Stonnington City Council


Brisbane City Council
Logan City Council
Ipswich City Council

New South Wales

City of Sydney
Randwick City Council
Bayside Council
Inner West Council
Willoughby City Council
Hornsby Council
The Hills Shire Council (formerly Baulkham)
City of Parramatta
City of Ryde
Lane Cove Council
North Sydney Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Canterbury-Bankstown City Council
Georges River Council
Fairfield City Council
Blacktown Council
Penrith Council
Woollahra Council
Burwood Council
Canada Bay Council
Strathfield Council
Cumberland Council
Liverpool Council


For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions, please contact us at grants@transurban.com