Remote Airstrip (RAU) Program


The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is part of the Australian Government’s Regional Aviation Access Programme (RAAP) and provides funding for upgrades to remote airstrips in isolated communities.

The key objective of the RAU program is to enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote areas of Australia and facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services including health care.

Eligible projects can include:

  • Upgrading runway surfaces;
  • Upgrading stormwater drainage;
  • Safety equipment such as runway lighting and navigation aids; and
  • Other infrastructure such as animal proof fencing.


The Program does not cover landside works including terminals, hangars, buildings or commercial developments.

We are awaiting advice on future rounds.