Grants & Assistance

To help businesses transition away from traditional industrial processes

Modern Manufacturing Strategy

Manufacturing is critical to a modern Australian economy. It is a vital part of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Manufacturing is key to almost every supply chain and adds value across all sectors. The Australian Government's Modern Manufacturing Strategy will help manufacturers to scale-up, improve competitiveness and build more resilient supply chains. This is a part of the Government’s JobMaker plan.

Despite our world-class skills and incredible natural assets, manufacturing in Australia has stagnated. Not enough manufacturers are scaling-up in areas that provide good returns. The Strategy will seize market growth opportunities in our National Manufacturing Priorities.

Australian Government Grants & Assistance

Modern Manufacturing Initiative

This initiative will invest $1.3 billion in large transformative projects. It will encourage private investment and build the scale, connections and capabilities of local manufacturers, allowing them to shift up the value chain and grow.

Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

This $107.2 million investment will allow us to better understand supply chains, identify gaps and take action to address them.

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Round 2

This $52.8 million investment builds on the popular and successful program to support transformative investments in manufacturing technologies and processes.

Industry Growth Centres Initiatives

Industry is best placed to drive cultural change and overcome barriers to innovation, productivity and growth. The government has tasked the Growth Centres with leading cultural change in their sectors.

Industrial Transformation Research Program

The Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

Cooperative Research Centres

Supports Australian industries’ ability to compete and produce, by helping industry stakeholders partner with the research sector to solve industry-identified issues.

Entrepreneur’s Program

Provides a network of business advisers that can help small and medium enterprises to: be more competitive and productive; attract investors and commercialise their products; and work with the research sector to solve problems.

R&D Tax Incentive

The research and development (R&D) tax incentive encourages companies to engage in R&D benefiting Australia, by providing a tax offset for eligible R&D activities. 

Export Market Development Grants

A financial assistance program for aspiring and current Australian exporters.

Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

This program provide Australian businesses with grant funds to build capacity to deliver products and services into domestic and/or international space industry supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities.

Concessions to improve Australian industry competitiveness

The CIM program helps reduce importing costs for Australian manufacturers of eligible goods. If you intend to import an eligible good and can show that your imported good has a performance advantage in producing the specific end product over a local input produced in Australia, you may be eligible for an import concession.

Grant Connect

Register at the Grant Connect page which provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Queensland Government Grants & Assistance

Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap and Action Plan

The Roadmap contains 17 actions that target 4 key areas to position Queensland as a leader in advanced manufacturing technologies, products, systems and services.

Made in Queensland

The Made in Queensland program is a Queensland Government initiative supporting small to medium manufacturers increase international competitiveness, productivity and innovation via the adoption of new technologies, and generate high-skilled jobs for the future.

Industry 4.0 - The Future of Manufacturing

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Advance Queensland

Funding and support programs for initiatives which drive innovation.

Manufacturing Ministerial Council

To ensure the Queensland manufacturing sector continues to grow and becomes globally competitive, the government has broadened engagement on the future direction of advanced manufacturing through a Manufacturing Ministerial Council.

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is funded by the Australian Government to transform Australian manufacturing to be more globally competitive and generate the demand for jobs.

Initiatives administered by the AMGC include the AMGC Core Projects Fund, supporting projects to commercialise innovation, and the Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund, which is intended to benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The AMGC also operates the Manufacturing Academy which provides free education, guidance and leadership for Australian manufacturers