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Online Safety Grants Program 2021

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 25 May 2021 (AEST).

Before you begin

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


Welcome to the eSafety Commissioner's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us via email at and quote your application number.

Click here for general information about the Online Safety Grants Program.

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


On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box with links to each page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to 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 applicationpress 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ 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’ button at the bottom of the application Navigation Panel.


You will find a ‘Review’ 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 of the screen or on the Navigation Panel.  You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

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

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated 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 your application has NOT been received.


To support your application, you will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • Evidence of support from your organisation's Board (CEO or equivalent).
  • Evidence or intention to provide or develop child safety guidelines or policy for your project if it involves working with people under the age of 18 years.
  • Accountant declaration that states your organisation has adequate resources to deliver the project. 

You will 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 zip drive, or similar. 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. If you are not able to upload a document, please contact us for support (see contact details above).


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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