Grants and tenders

Applications are now CLOSED for 2024 DonateLife Community Awareness Grants

The grants support the Organ and Tissue Authority’s national program to build support for organ and tissue donation. We want all Australians to talk about organ and tissue donation, register as donors, and discuss the importance of donation with their families. 

The 2024 grants are focused on community-based initiatives to raise awareness and build trust about organ and tissue donation within Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, multicultural and faith groups.  

Successful applicants will be notified in April 2024.

Grants and tenders

We provide grants and tenders to build support and help increase community awareness of organ and tissue donation.


Our grant programs support organisations and projects that encourage more Australians to talk about organ and tissue donation and register to be a donor. We know that increasing community awareness about donation results in more people saying yes to donation.

DonateLife Partnerships

We partner with a broad group of national organisations who help us increase our reach and engagement about organ and tissue donation in more Australian homes. 

DonateLife Partnerships have been awarded to  organisations in the sport, media and health care sectors as part of the 2020-21 Budget measure: Partnerships – Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation, providing funding of up to $4.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to 2023-24. 

See: Our partners 

Community Awareness Grants

Our Community Awareness Grants support community-based awareness and education activities that contribute to increasing public understanding of and support for organ and tissue donation for transplantation. 

Successful grants awarded through the DonateLife Community Awareness Grants program were announced in March 2023.  

Applications are currently open for 2024 Community Awareness Grants. Please see top of this page for further information.

See: Our partners


We publish all open and competitive approaches to market on the Australian Government’s online tendering system, AusTender.

The Department of Finance’s Selling to Government | Selling to Government ( website provides information to support businesses to understand how to participate in Australian Government procurement and contracting opportunities.

Procurement complaints

Making a complaint

All procurement complaints will be handled fairly, without discrimination and as efficiently as possible. There are two types of procurement complaints:

  • a complaint made under section 18 of the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) (GP(JR)) Act 2018 (a 'GPJR Act Complaint'); and

  • a complaint regarding something that we propose to do, or have done, during a procurement process, that does not satisfy the requirements for a GPJR Act Complaint (a 'General CPRs Procurement Complaint').

How to lodge a complaint

If you wish to make a GPJR Act Complaint, or General CPRs Procurement Complaint, about a procurement process conducted by us, you should complete the OTA Procurement Complaint Form, and lodge it in writing via email or post to the addresses specified below.


For GPJR Act Complaints

For General Procurement Complaints

Attention: Chief Financial Officer
Attention: Chief Financial Officer


Organ and Tissue Authority
GPO Box 802

Canberra ACT 2601

Attention: Chief Financial Officer

Organ and Tissue Authority
GPO Box 802

Canberra ACT 2601

Attention: Chief Financial Officer

Process for handling a complaint

Once a complaint has been received, we will:

  • promptly confirm in writing (email or post) that we have received your complaint and

  • provide further detail in relation to next steps in the complaint process.

Public Interest Certificates

All Public Interest Certificates issued by the Agency under the GPJR Act will be published on the Agency’s website at