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Sustainability Victoria (SV) - Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund, Round 3 NOW OPEN

Updated: Sep 1


Funding available

Grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 (ex. GST) are available per project.


Applications close: 11:59 pm Tuesday 27 September 2022


Co-contribution

Applicants are required to meet the following minimum cash co-contribution:

  • Businesses must co-contribute at least $3 for every $1 funded.

  • Local government must co-contribute at least $2 for every $1 funded

Who can apply:

Eligible organisations must be one of the following organisation types:

  • Australian businesses and local government that have existing reprocessing and/or remanufacturing facilities in Victoria.

  • Eligible Applicants may be consortia, however SV will only contract with one organisation


Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • improve recycling outcomes by addressing critical infrastructure gaps

  • increase the capacity for domestic reprocessing and manufacturing of materials affected by the national waste export ban, container deposit system and Victoria’s kerbside reform transition

  • increase the recovery and local reprocessing of the priority materials paper, cardboard, plastic and tyres

  • manage the priority materials in line with the waste hierarchy and export ban (excluding glass)

  • increase the use and market demand of recovered materials in manufacturing and to make new products

  • create jobs in the resource recovery sector

  • increase other economic development opportunities such as economic performance and growth of hubs

  • reduce the amount and environmental impact of waste going to landfill

Projects must involve one or more of the following materials subject to the national waste export ban:

  • mixed plastics that are not of a single resin/polymer type and/or further sorting, cleaning and processing is required before use in manufacturing

  • single resin/polymer plastics that have not been reprocessed

  • mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard

  • all whole used tyres or in pieces larger than 150 mm, including baled tyres, but not including bus, truck and aviation tyres exported for retreading

See CEMAC machines and technologies that can help turn your waste into profit here!


Read more about what will and won't be funded, how to apply and timelines

on the SV info page.

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Join the Sustainability Victoria Online Info Session

Tues, 30th August 2022 10-11am

  • learn about the fund

  • be provided with an overview of application criteria

  • Q+A time