Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund

Round 4 funding

The Victorian Government is giving businesses and local government a $4 million funding boost for major recycling projects to expand operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill.

Funding type Project stage Funding amount
Infrastructure grant

If you want to:

  • purchase, install, commission or upgrade infrastructure or equipment to recover and reprocess higher-value priority materials to a commercial grade, or
  • upgrade production lines to allow recycled content.
$40,000 to $500,000


Please register your interest to receive the application documentation.

Note: Applications close 3:00 pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

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Achievements and progress

Key milestone Date Project and achievements to date

Round 1 project recipients announced

Mid-2017 14 projects in Metropolitan Melbourne received $5 million and projects will recover:
  • 90,000 tonnes of plastics
  • 2,100 tonnes of food organics
  • 1,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres
  • 100,000 tonnes of timber
  • Overall all 14 projects are expected to divert at least 350,000 tonnes per annum of materials from landfill and create 85 jobs

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2020.

Round 2 project recipients announced June 2018

13 projects in rural and regional Victoria received $4.2 million and projects are expected to divert over 85,000 tonnes per annum of materials from landfill and create 50 jobs.

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2021.

Round 3 project recipients announced

December 2018

20 projects located across statewide Victoria received $4.8 million and projects are expected to:

  • divert 335,000 tonnes of material from landfill each year
  • create 150 jobs

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2021.

Round 4 opening April 2019

Funded projects

For details of projects funded under funding rounds 1 to 3, view our Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund — funded projects page.

Related funding opportunities

A further $1.2 million is now available to support the market development of recycled materials, under round 2 of the $4.5 million Research, Development & Demonstration Program.


Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced the opening of round 4 of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund, with grants between $40,000 and $500,000 available.

The funds will support:

  • greater sorting
  • improve recovery
  • reprocessing of priority materials outlined in the Market Development Strategy such as plastic, paper, cardboard and glass.

In June 2018, the Victorian Government released the Recycling Industry Strategic Plan (RISP) to support investment in recycling infrastructure. Up to $4 million is available for round 4 to support the delivery of the plan and improve capability and capacity to recover and reprocess higher-value priority materials.

The Labor Government has already awarded $14.5 million to support 47 projects through the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Grants Support Representative

Sustainability Victoria

1300 363 744