Australia extends ADS-B rebate program


First introduced in April 2022, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast rebate program has been extended until 5 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time on 31 May 2024 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

The Australian government has announced a total of $30 million over three years for the program from 2021-22 to 2022-24. In May 2023, the program was extended for a third year until 31 May 2024.

The grant amount will be up to 50% of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage). The maximum grant amount is $5,000 per eligible aircraft.

Only one grant per aircraft and per device is permitted. The owner can apply for multiple grants if they own more than one eligible aircraft. A grant may be made for each eligible aircraft for an ADS-B or an ADS-B EC, but not both. The owner/operator is responsible for funding the remaining eligible and ineligible project costs.

To learn more about the ADS-B rebate program, click here.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.