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Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 9 September 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the Department of Environment and Science's (the department) online grant application service, for the Local Government Illegal Dumping Partnerships Grants Program. 

This program will collaboratively address the challenges created by illegal dumping across the state. Embedded in councils, the program will enable a greater reach across Queensland to monitor, act on and prevent illegal dumping activities. The program will provide funding for additional on-ground resources to investigate and respond to illegal dumping occurrences. The program will also increase local government capabilities through targeted training and support programs, boost intelligence and data reporting on illegal dumping activities and establish a platform for neighbouring council collaboration.

Grants for this program will be provided to fund employing illegal dumping compliance field officers whose activities will focus on the investigation and prevention of illegal dumping entering Queensland's environment. 

Councils are encourage to apply jointly to establish a regional compliance taskforce. 

Funding will be limited to a maximum of $200,000 per Council, however joint applicants may pool allocated funds.

You are required to fully read the Local Government Partnerships Grant Program Guidelines and understand the department's requirements before proceeding with your application.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact the Waste Reform Implementation team on (07) 3330 5495 during business hours or email


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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