Australian High Commission
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion Island (consular)

Development Cooperation

The Australian Government's aid program

The Australian Government's overseas aid program is a Federal Government funded program that reduces poverty in developing countries.  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian aid) manages the program.

Australia's Development Assistance to Africa

For general information about Australia's development assistance to Africa, please click here

Australia's Awards (Masters and Short-term scholarship opportunities) - applications are now open!

Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries.

For information about the Australia Awards, please click here. 

Small Grants - Direct Aid Program


The online application process for the Australian High Commission's Direct Aid Program for 2017-18 is closed. The new round for funding will re-open in September 2018.


The Australian High Commission in Port Louis operates a flexible, small grants program to help fund development projects in Mauritius, Rodrigues, Madagascar, Comoros and the Seychelles.

Detailed information about the Direct Aid Program (DAP) can be found in the Guidelines, available here. Please ensure you have read these guidelines prior to commencing your application.

Please note that the DAP Committee no longer accepts applications by email. Applications must be submitted via the Smartygrants online platform.

If you have any questions about DAP, or experience any technical problems in completing your online application, please contact the DAP Program Manager on +230 202 0160 or at


Pour plus d’informations sur les consignes du Programme d’Aide Directe, veuillez cliquer ici. Veuillez  lire ces consignes attentivement avant de commencer à remplir le formulaire.