Cultural Burning Grants Program

​​​​​​Aboriginal cultural burning practices, undertaken for tens of thousands of years, have helped shape the Tasmanian landscape we know today. 

The Tasmanian Government has established a pilot grants program to support Tasmanian Aboriginal communities to engage in cultural burning practices and capacity building.

The Program has a total funding pool of $100,000. Funding of up to $10,000 per grant application is available and an organisation may apply for multiple grants.​

Grant funds can be used for 
  • planning and undertaking cultural burns and associated land management activities
  • equipment and resources to support cultural burning or 
  • the training of staff to build capacity in cultural burning.

The application process will consist of a single round of project applications.

Applications​ close at 12 noon on 10 May 2021


How to apply

Program guidelines have been developed and cover eligibility of applicants, eligibility of projects, assessment criteria and conditions of funding.

The Program application form below should be used. Submissions or correspondence received that do not include a completed application form will not be considered.​

  Application Form - Cultural Burning Grants Program - interactive   (230Kb)


Eligible proposals will be assessed against a series of merit criteria. The Tasmanian State Government reserves the right to make decisions on which projects are successful based on the merit criteria and the funding requirements of the project as part of a competitive process.


Submit your completed application form and any supporting material by 10 May 2021 to: 


by post to:

Cultural Burning Grants Program 2021-22
Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001​

Further information​​

All enquiries about the funding program, the grant guidelines, and requests for clarification or additional information, must be directed to the contact officer in the first instance. 

Proponents are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Aboriginal Burning Project Officer prior to submitting an application:

Phone: 6165 4329​


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