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Federal and State Business Resources

With the support of the WA Department of Commerce ASI has compiled a list of business assistance programs. Ranging in scope from cash co-payments to mentoring and networking there is a program to suit every business from sole trader to multi-national.

For a list of Project Information Resources click here.

Federal Programs

Business and Industry

Single Business Service assistance is universal ­– available to all Australian businesses – made up of a consolidated online presence accessible anytime and anywhere, a contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services

One Website - Single Business Service

http://www.business.gov.au/about-businessgovau/pages/one-website.aspx

Discover information about business and industry in Australia.

http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry

Grant Finder

Grant Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free!

Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.

http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/grant-finder/pages/default.aspx

Export Market Development Grants

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

http://www.austrade.gov.au/Export/Export-Grants/What-is-EMDG/Export-Market-Development-Grants-EMDG

Australian Taxation Office

Whether you need help to get started in business (or later on), there are a number of initiatives to support you

https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/

AusTender – the Australian Government Tender System

AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.

https://www.tenders.gov.au/

State Programs

Western Australia

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is an independent statutory authority, established in 1984

http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/small-business-development-corporation-home-page/

Department of Commerce

Industry Facilitation and Support Program

Development of industry sectors or sub-sectors that provide, or have the potential to provide, a high value added contribution to the economy.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/industry-and-innovation/industry-facilitation-and-support-program

WA Innovator of the Year

The Western Australian government is committed to raising the profile of innovation in Western Australia and supporting the delivery of government initiatives to advance the growth of the State’s innovation based industries.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/industry-and-innovation/wa-innovator-year-0

Victoria

Start, run or grow a business in Victoria

Support for your business. Take your business to the next level with support from the Victorian Government

http://www.business.vic.gov.au/

Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

http://dsdbi.vic.gov.au/grants-tenders-and-awards/grants-programs-and-assistance#main

South Australia

GRANTassist

Many grants and assistance relevant to your business are listed in the SA state government's search tool, GRANTassist.

http://www.grantassist.sa.gov.au/

Export Partnership Program

The Export Partnership Program is a South Australian Government program which assists small to medium-sized firms to prepare for export.

http://www.dmitre.sa.gov.au/trade/export_partnership_program

Department of State Development

Support for business start-ups and existing small and family businesses

http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/industry/smallbusiness

Tasmania

Department of State Growth

There is…a range of assistance – including grants – available for business activities such as expanding your business, innovation, exporting, and research and development.

https://www.business.tas.gov.au/finances-tax-and-insurance/seeking-finance-and-funding/applying-for-grants

New South Wales

Department of Trade and Investment

NSW Trade & Investment offers a range of other services to small businesses, including a Business Advisory Service, face-to-face and online seminars, online training toolkits and events.

http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/home

Small Biz Connect

Small Biz Connect is a quality, personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program for small businesses in NSW.

http://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/supporting-business/small-biz-connect-advisory-program

Queensland

Business and Industry Portal

The Queensland, Australian and local governments offer funding programs, often in the form of grants, and business support services to help new and established businesses grow and succeed

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/support-tools-grants/grants/grants-and-support

Northern Territory

Department of Business

Territory businesses have access to enterprise improvement grants and assistance, subject to qualifying criteria.

http://www.dob.nt.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Australian Capital Territory

Innovation Trade and Investment

Looking for business advice or support to help you reach the full potential of your business? There is a range of programs available to ACT based businesses that can help you with general business matters or more specific business development concerns.

http://www.business.act.gov.au/home