Government grants and other financial help available to Victorian businesses.
Explore the range of grants, funding and programs available and find out if you are eligible.
Business Victoria can provide you with guidance about current Victorian grant programs and financial support available.
Ready for Growth
The Victorian Government, through Business Victoria, is supporting 1000 high-growth potential businesses to access new markets and create jobs through Ready for Growth.
Ready for Growth will provide businesses with tailored support from expert advisers to develop a plan to maximise their growth, find grants and programs across Victorian and Commonwealth governments, improve connections through networks and other program alumni.
Expressions of interest are now open.
Applications close 1 June 2024.
Learn more about at Ready for Growth or contact the Business Victoria Hotline at 13 22 15.
Visit the Business Victoria website to learn more about the work they do to help Victorian businesses.
Victorian Business Growth Fund
The Victorian Business Growth Fund supports Victorian SMEs ready to grow their business, but who can’t access the funds or find the right partner to take the next step
Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's website provides a handy Grant Finder tool.
This program provides support to First Nation businesses to help them build their capacity for international trade and growth.
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) provides financial assistance to export businesses of different sizes and maturity, across all industry sectors.
Visit Austrade to learn more.
Export Market Development Grants
Austrade administers the Australian government’s Export Market Development Grants Program (EMDG). The program is helping more than 5000 Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) start or expand their export business annually.
The EMDG program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises to market and promote their goods and services globally.
Visit Austrade or head to Austrade's beta site to learn more about the EMDG grant scheme.
Landing Pads provide start-ups with a workspace for up to 90 days in a global innovation hub, along with access to coaching, investors, customers, training and networking events.
Use the Australian Government's guided search tool on their website to find grants, funding and support programs from across government.
Visit business.gov.au to learn more.
Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions
Looking for tailored advice for your small business? The Digital Solutions Program works with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to help grow your business.
Visit ASBAS to find out more.
Australian Trusted Trader
Provides Australian businesses involved in importing and exporting with an accreditation which enables them to streamline and simplify customs processes.
Visit Australian Trusted Trader to learn more.
Export Finance Australia also provides small to medium export businesses with bonds as security for export contracts.
Learn more about bond facilities.
CSIRO Kick-Start provides matched funding for start-ups and small to medium enterprises to help access CSIRO's research expertise and capabilities to help grow your business.
Explore more about the Kickstart initiative
Digital Solutions - Australian Small Business Advisory Services Round 1
Looking for tailored advice for your small business? The Digital Solutions program works with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to help grow your business.
Export Finance Australia
Export Finance Australia is the Australian Government’s export credit agency. It provides Australian businesses with export finance solutions so they can take on the world.
Visit Export Finance Australia to learn more.
Innovate to Grow
Innovate to Grow is a free 10-week program for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress their research and development opportunities, or are in the early decision-making stages about engaging in research and development.
Manufacturing export opportunities
Export Finance Australia has been helping Australian manufacturers for over 60 years. It understands domestic and global markets, and know the opportunities and challenges your business may face when it comes to accessing finance.
Export Finance Australia provide finance to a wide range of Australian manufacturing businesses that export their final goods, including those providing sub-components to exporters.
Visit Export Finance Australia to learn more about the support they offer Australian manufacturers
Research Development and Tax Incentive
The Research and Development Tax Incentive helps companies innovate and grow by offsetting some of the costs of eligible research and development (R&D).
Small Business Export Loan
Export Finance Australia's Small Business Export Loans help businesses looking to grow through exporting.
The loans are designed to meet the specific needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to help them take advantage of export opportunities when financial institutions can't help.
Learn more about the Small Business Export Loan
The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from customs duty and GST for eligible goods imported into Australia that are then exported within one year or other approved period.