Get NSW Active


Project overview

The NSW Government is committed to encouraging people to walk or bike ride as part of their everyday travel.

Program overview

Active transport is the most sustainable form of transport and contributes to improving neighbourhoods and the environment, reducing car use and traffic congestion, supporting local economies, and improving the general health of communities in NSW.

The Get NSW Active program provides local councils with funding for projects that create safe, easy, and enjoyable walking and bike riding trips.

FY2024/25 program

For this year’s program, there is $60 million in total grant funding available to local councils to deliver projects that enable more people to walk or bike ride. Of the $60 million funding, $10 million is for projects that enable walking or bike riding to school, with the remaining funding for broader active transport projects. 

Key dates

Applications open31 October 2023
Information session 18 November 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Information session 29 November 2023, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Information session 310 November 2023, 10.00am to 11.30am
Applications close12 December 2023, 11.59pm
Successful FY2024/25 applicants announcedApril / May 2024

FY2023/24 program  

The FY2023/24 program, which included $50 million of funding in total, resulted in 87 projects that are currently being delivered by local councils.

A full list of successful projects can be found here: Program Years 2023/24 (PDF, 427.45 KB).

More information

For more information and feedback relating to the Get NSW Active program, please contact For any complaints about the grants process, applicants can complete this form. For any probity concerns, applicants can contact

The objective of the Get NSW Active program is to support the development and delivery of walking and bike riding projects that:

  • Contribute to continuous and connected walking and cycling networks across NSW that connect communities to local destinations
  • Enable more people to safely walk and ride as part of their everyday travel
  • Facilitate children’s and young people’s independent mobility by improving safe walking and bike riding options for travel to and from school
  • Support multimodal journeys by integrating active and public transport
  • Deliver quality place outcomes that contribute to vibrant places, and liveable neighbourhoods that support local lifestyles
  • Enable and encourage behaviour change and shift community perception towards walking and cycling as everyday travel options for short trips
  • Deliver walking and cycling connections that enable all people, regardless of gender, to move freely within their communities.

Under this grants program, Transport for NSW encourages councils to plan ahead, develop a program of works, and consider different funding options for proposed projects.

This approach enables Transport for NSW to progressively plan and expand networks and support councils to develop a sustainable forward program of walking and cycling projects that provides tangible benefits for NSW communities.