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Round 8 of the WA State Government Aboriginal Ranger Program is now open.


The focus of this round is on ranger programs undertaking work in the categories of youth, climate action and/or cultural tourism.

$16.5 million is available in this competitive round.

Projects need to

  • fit at least one of the three categories - youth, climate action or cultural tourism
  • be ready to commence from 1 July 2024
  • have all funds spent and projects completed by the end of June 2026

The round will close at 5pm AWST Monday 22 April 2024.

Applications will not be accepted by email or post, or after the closing date.


Please read the Round 8 Funding Guidelines carefully to see if your organisation is eligible and your idea is suitable under this round.

Applications can be made via DBCA’s SmartyGrants online portal.

If you have any questions about the Round, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.