Funding Q&A

What grants are available for starting a business?

Generally there are no grants available for starting a business. However, there are grants and other assistance available for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting.

To find a grant to suit your business, search the Grants and Assistance Finder.

Generally grants for expanding a business are limited to specific areas such as a particular industry, a state or local area, research and development or exporting.

To find a grant to suit your business, search the Grants and Assistance Finder.

There are a number of grants and assistance programs available to businesses looking to expand into international markets. Find out more about financial assistance for exporters.

To find export programs as well as more general grants and assistance, search the Grants and Assistance Finder.

Government loans are limited and are only offered to specific businesses and individuals, such as primary producers, Indigenous Australians, youth and drought-affected businesses.

There are also loans available to export businesses via the Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC). For specific details on finance solutions visit the EFIC website or contact EFIC on 1800 093 724.

To find government loans, search the Grants and Assistance Finder.