Looking to import products? Or maybe you’re looking for financial assistance to help promote your business or sell your products to new customers? The Federal and State Governments have a raft of government business grants and financial assistance packages to help your business grow. Here is a quick overview to get you thinking…

buying equipment

Do you need equipment or technology for a new project or to grow your business? Here are some examples of funding assistance available: safety equipment rebates; school bus upgrades; new manufacturing technologies and processes; innovative landcare tools and farm practices; recycling and waste reduction equipment; school capital grants; farm water rebates.

starting a business

Generally there aren’t many government business grants to help you start your business, but there are others loans and support available. These include loans to primary producers and commercial fishers, technology startups; strategic growth loans for emerging fast growth SME’s; ‘landing pads’ for office accommodation, coaching and training; and accelerating commercialisation loans.

importing or exporting

If you need help with your import or export activities there may be government loans, funding, subsidies and support available for your business.

Government business grants and assistance include: export venture debt, export line of credit, export contract loans, export skills development, market development grants and bond facilities.

marketing & sales

Looking to promote your business? There are a range of assistance packages including market expansion funding; export market development grants; agricultural trade and market access funding; technology start up, trade mission and exhibition support; sporting championship grants; event management sponsorship; tourism touring grants.

taking your idea to market

You may qualify for assistance to help you get your idea or proof of concept to market.

employing people

Are you an employer looking to bring on staff? There is diverse assistance to help you support your staff.

For example, wage subsidies; apprenticeships incentives; skills development programmes, OH&S training.

Final Thoughts

Hope this quick overview got you thinking about how government business grants and assistance may help your business goals. For a more comprehensive listing and search tool visit the Australian Government’s Business website here. https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance#browsegrant