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Round 1 recipients awarded – July 2023

The first First Peoples’ Adoption of Renewable Energy (FPARE) program has awarded 5 Traditional Owner Corporations to expand their knowledge of local energy systems and develop pathways to accelerate renewable energy opportunities in their community. The successful recipients are:

  • Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Djaara (Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
  • First People of Millewa-Mallee Aboriginal Corporation
  • Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

About the FPARE program

The FPARE program is a state government enabler for Traditional Owner Corporations (TOCs) to identify and pursue renewable energy opportunities. The first funding round was open for all TOCs based in Victoria to encourage participation in and the state’s renewable energy transition.

The FPARE program is tasked to support TOCs and Aboriginal communities to build renewable energy capacity and capability in an empowered and self-determining way through the projects, resources, planning and processes for local renewable energy development that can contribute to renewable energy jobs, knowledge and skills development.


The program will work towards delivering the following objectives:

  • recognise First Peoples' values and goals for taking part in the transition to renewable energy
  • support First Peoples' access to renewable energy for economic development
  • build capacity to increase Traditional Owners' and First Peoples' participation
  • empower Traditional Owners to self-determine how they would like to take part in the energy transition.

Page last updated: 25/07/23