Government Grants

Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils.  Generally there are few grants available for starting a business, and those that are available are competitive or are only available for specific circumstances.  However, there are grants and other assistance available for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting.

You may also find it useful to contact an advisory service for information on what support is available for your business. – (Local, State and Federal) – Grant Finder
For information visit:

Austrade (Federal) – Export market development grants
Offering a range of programs and services to help new and established exporters with the export journey.  For applications and information brochures visit:

Accelerating Commercialisation – Commercialisation grants 
To commercialise novel products, processes and services.  For applications and information brochures visit:

Australian Government Grants & Loans (Local Govt) – small business grants
Grants, loans and financial aid for small businesses requiring new equipment, fixtures, renovations, training, advertising or new staff.  For information visit: