Reconnect: Application Guidelines

Important Information

Closing Date

Applications close at 2pm AEST on Thursday 17 September 2009. Postal applications post-marked after this date will not be included in the assessment process. Inability to meet the deadline due to exceptional circumstances is addressed at section 4.2.

Application Packs

Application Packs are available for downloading from the FaHCSIA Funding web site at .

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they complete and lodge their application prior to the Closing Date above.

Multiple Applications

If applying for more than one of the locations:

  • Bankstown, Parramatta, Auburn (NSW);
  • Fairfield Liverpool (NSW); or
  • Albany (WA)

You must complete a separate application form for each location.

Application Lodgement

All applications must be paper based and must be lodged at:

The Tender Box - Reconnect
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Module B Reception
Tuggeranong Office Park
Athllon Drive
Tuggeranong ACT 2900

by the Closing Date specified above.

Questions and Answers

For further information regarding Reconnect please refer to the Reconnect Operational Guidelines and the Funding Agreement included in the Application Pack or the Reconnect website. If you still have a question about Reconnect or the Selection Process you may email your query to Reconnect (

A questions and answers facility about the Selection Process is available online.  Answers to questions received during the Application Period will be posted on the FaHCSIA Funding website at on the Friday of every week during the Application Period . Questions will not be taken or responded to after 14 September 2009, or at any time during the assessment phase.


Organisations with special needs (hearing or speech impaired) may contact the Department on TTY 1800 260 402 between 9am - 6pm AEST Monday to Friday.

Any personal information you provide is protected under the Privacy Act 1988. The information provided in your funding application will be used for the purpose of the Reconnect and may be considered as part of any future funding application or business dealings you may have with FaHCSIA. The department will not release any personal or business information to any individual or organisation unless required by privacy law or you provide consent.

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