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Grant allocations

The Local Government Grants Commission makes recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government on the distribution of Financial Assistance (FA) Grants in late July or early August.  


The Commission’s recommendations are endorsed by the State Minister and sent to the Federal Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government for approval. 

FA Grants are paid in 4 quarterly instalments. The first is usually made no earlier than 15 August each year.

The Federal Government may bring forward payments of FA Grants - these payments are passed on by the Commission as soon as they are received.

The following attachments provide details of the approved National, South Australian and individual FA Grant Allocations for all local governing authorities.

National allocations

The National allocations table provides a summary of the National allocation of the Final Estimated FA Grants for the current financial year and Actual FA Grants for the previous financial year.  

This table includes the allocation of:

  • General Purpose Grants
  • Identified Local Road Grants
  • Total FA Grants for each State, by year. 

The table also shows the percentage and dollar increase for each State, the proportion of the pool of funding provided to each State and the total amount of available funding across Australia and each State.

State allocations

The State allocations table provides a summary of the South Australian allocation of the Final Estimated FA Grants for the current financial year and the Actual FA Grants for the previous year.  

This table also includes information about:

  • other grant programs managed by the Commission (Supplementary Local Road Funding and the Special Local Roads Component of the Roads to Recovery Program)
  • the proportion of funding allocated under the Special Local Roads Program
  • the total amount of funding allocated by the Commission in the relevant financial year.

Council allocations – the “Minister’s Sheet”

The Minister’s Sheet provides a summary of the South Australian allocation of the Final Estimated FA Grants for the coming year and the Actual FA Grants for the previous year by council.

It includes allocations for 68 Councils, the Outback Communities Authority and the 5 Aboriginal Communities funded from the FA Grants program.  

This information includes Special Local Roads Program from the Identified Local Road Grants pool.

Proportion of grants - Rural vs Metro

The following summary provides a comparison of FA Grants, Supplementary Local Road Funding and Roads to Recovery funding allocated to metropolitan and rural councils under the Commission’s current distribution methodology.

Questions about the data

Specific queries about these data sets - or other data collected - can be referred to the Commission

South Australian Local Government Grants Commission

Phone: 08 7109 7164

Email: grants.commission [at] sa.gov.au