Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program 2020-21

The Coastal Public Access and Risk (CPAR) Grants program provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal Crown land managers to reduce coastal risk and improve public access.

The Victorian Government is funding these grants to reduce coastal risk through identification, mitigation and monitoring.

Given the range of risks that are inherent in a dynamic coastal environment, this program aims to support a strategic and balanced approach to risk management along the Victorian coast.

Who can apply?

Appointed coastal Crown land managers in the State of Victoria can apply, including Parks Victoria, local councils and committees of management.

How much funding is available?

Grants of up to $80,000 per project are available.

The CPAR Grants program funding ($500,000) was made available through the $11 million for Safeguarding marine and coastal environments in the face of climate change. The funding is part of the broader Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Application guidelines

For detailed program information, including funding criteria and contact details, please read the application guidelines:

Application guidelines (PDF, 933.0 KB)

Application guidelines (DOCX, 3.3 MB)

The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) may also assist:

FAQ (PDF, 227.9 KB)

FAQ (DOCX, 298.1 KB)

Details on successful CPAR Grant applications for 2017-18 and 2018-19 are available below.


Before you begin

  • Read the application guidelines and FAQ
  • Discuss your project and application with your DELWP regional contact (details in section 15 of the application guidelines)

Create your grant application

Start your draft application by selecting the button below.

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Need help?

If you require assistance in submitting your application online, please email

Previously funded projects