2022-23 Government Grants for Businesses

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2022-23 Government Grant Support that may benefit your business

We have put together a list of 2022-23 Government Grants for Businesses currently available that may assist in business growth, new purchases or the upskilling/increase of your workforce. These government grants cover a variety of industries and have individual application requirements in order to qualify for each grant.


Funding for privately-owned caravan parks for infrastructure upgrades – Closes 22nd of December 2022

This program provides funding to privately-owned caravan parks to help them undertake infrastructure upgrades.

Recipients will receive matched funding of between $10,000 to $100,000 if they are a privately-owned caravan park.

Funding may be used for new infrastructure and/or assets, or upgrades to existing infrastructure and/or assets.

To be eligible, caravan-parks must be privately owned and:

  • hold an Australian business number
  • be a legal entity that operates a caravan park within Australia with 40 or more powered sites used for short-term visitor accommodation
  • be solvent

Funding for wine or cider producers – Closes 31st of January 2023

The Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant provides wine and cider producers with an annual grant for their eligible rebatable domestic cellar door sales. The grant provides funding to wine producers who add value by encouraging visitors to wine regions via their cellar door operations. Eligible wine producers can access an annual grant of up to $100,000 (GST exclusive) for their eligible rebatable domestic cellar door sales.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a wine or cider producer
  • be a legal entity with an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have made at least $1,207,000 (GST exclusive) in rebatable wine sales in the relevant financial year
  • (read more eligibility requirements via the link above)


Rural Economic Development Grants QLD – Closes 30th January 2023

The Rural Economic Development Grants provide organisations with funding of up to $200,000 for projects that generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production in Queensland.

Rural Economic Development Grants provide funding to organisations and businesses to carry out projects which generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production across rural and remote Queensland.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a medium-sized business, primary producer or an entity established to represent either primary producers or primary production enterprises
  • be able to match the funding requested
  • demonstrate sound prospects for long-term commercial viability
  • have the experience and qualifications necessary to successfully carry out the project.

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Closes 10th of March 2023

This program provides funding of up to $75,000 to primary producers impacted by south-east QLD rainfall and flooding, 22 February to 5 April 2022.

The maximum grant amount is $75,000 and is available through 2 applications:

  • An initial amount of up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
  • A subsequent amount of up to $60,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Queensland primary producer
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster
  • have a primary production enterprise that is located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster
  • be primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application
  • intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster.

New South Wales

Digital Skills Accelerator (Western Sydney 2023) – Closes 31st January 2023

The program aims to help Western Sydney tourism businesses improve their digital skills and online presence, build their digital marketing channels and ultimately help grow their business. This program aims to assist 200 Western Sydney tourism businesses, including accommodation, tours and attractions, to digitally transform their marketing.

Participants will receive:

  • a digital engagement health check
  • an ATDW health check
  • 2, one-on-one coaching sessions
  • access to the online course library.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be based in an eligible LGA- external site in NSW
  • operate a tour, visitor attraction or accommodation
  • have an active NSW ATDW listing under the categories tour, attraction or accommodation
  • articulate how participating in the program will transform their business.

SafeWork Small Business Rebate – Ongoing

The New South Wales government is offering up to $1,000 towards the cost of workplace heath & safety items. If you are a small business owner in NSW, this $1,000 rebate will help you purchase safety items to improve work health and safety for you and your workers.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a small business owner or sole trade who have an ABN and less than 50 full-time employees (charities and non-for-profits can also apply)
  • not have received the rebate in the past 5-years
  • not be a business owner where the business is not their main source of income
  • business owners that have not already received a rebate for the eligible safety item from any Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government
  • not be subsidiary of a larger business, government departments, councils and voluntary associations

Australian Capital Territory

Priority Investment Program ACT – Closes 3rd of March 2023

This program provides funding for projects that are partnerships between industry, businesses and tertiary education and research institutions to attract investment, sustainable jobs and growth opportunities within the ACT knowledge economy.

Funding is available for proposals can demonstrate outcomes including:

  • creation of sustainable jobs for the Territory’s workforce
  • attraction and retention of investment and talent into the ACT’s knowledge-based industries, with activity concentrated in the ACT
  • establishment or deepening of innovation and collaboration between industry, higher education and research and ACT Government to deliver infrastructure and pathways to unlock latent and new opportunities
  • development of new business growth opportunities for the ACT’s knowledge-based economy.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • be partnerships between industry, businesses and tertiary education and research institutions
  • clearly demonstrate matched partner cash contributions.

Renewable Energy Innovation Fund ACT – Closes 16th January 2023

This program provides funding from $50,000 to $300,000 to ACT businesses and ventures to support new business models and innovation to solve clean energy challenges and accelerate the uptake of clean energy initiatives. Grant funding is available to help businesses develop and commercialise innovative renewable energy and clean technology solutions.

This program aims to:

  • support renewable energy companies based in the ACT
  • attract new ventures to the ACT
  • develop new research and trades training opportunities
  • support the development of a renewable energy ecosystem.

To be eligible, lead organisations must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • hold all insurances required by law, including $10 million public liability insurance and workers compensation
  • be an ACT based organisation or the majority of the proposed funded activities must occur within the ACT
  • demonstrate a contribution to the ACT achieving net-zero emissions by 2045
  • be registered for goods and services (GST) if applicable
  • be able to achieve all project milestones within 3 years of commencement
  • be able to demonstrate the minimum 1:1 matched funding contribution.

Generation, transport or green hydrogen products must be based entirely on renewable resources.


Upskilling for Electrician and Engineers VIC – Closes 31st December 2022

Subsidised training is available to upskill electricians and electrical engineers to design and install solar PV and battery systems in Victoria.  Participants can complete wholly subsidised units for PV system design and installation, alongside design and installation of battery systems.

To be eligible, applicants must be a Victorian resident with one or more of the following:

  • an electrical trade/post trade qualification
  • a diploma/advance diploma or degree in electronic or electrical engineering
  • minimum of one year experience in the installation of PV systems.

Eligible electrical apprentices can also undertake this training.

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program VIC – Closes 13th of January 2023

This program provides emergency support grants for businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022. 

Funding is available as a one-off grant to cover immediate expenses incurred from direct flood damage, including for:

  • qualified tradespeople to conduct safety inspections, repair premises and internal fittings
  • equipment, materials and services needed for clean-up
  • removal and disposal of debris, damaged materials or damaged stock
  • equipment, stock and materials essential for immediately resuming operations.

To be eligible, businesses must;

  • be located in an eligible local government area
  • hold an active Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 14 October 2022
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) on and from 14 October 2022
  • have incurred significant direct damage from flooding to the place of business, business assets, stock or equipment.

Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program – Business Readiness Stream VIC – Closes 20th of January 2023

This program provides funding grants of up to $50,000 to small to medium size Victorian manufacturers to help them access business services, advice, or expertise in order to participate in low carbon and renewable energy supply chains. Funding is available to support undertakings such as technology adoption, the commercialisation or late-stage research and development of products for local and global supply chains in response to emerging market opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the program:

  • be an eligible legal entity that is a small to medium business
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be an employing business registered for WorkCover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria
  • agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  • be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain or demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria
  • conduct the proposed activities in Victoria
  • meet all industrial relations obligations.

Zero Emissions Vehicle Emerging Technologies (ZEVET) VIC – Closes 10th of February 2023

The ZEVET program provides funding to organisations developing pre-commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies to achieve full commercialisation. ZEVET will support projects that deliver the following outcomes:

  • demonstrate a contribution in meeting a target of 50 per cent of all new light vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2030
  • build upon EV charging technologies to support the uptake of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs)
  • create project supply chains and local jobs, building skills, capabilities and services across each service area
  • where possible, utilise local content such as skills and services, to deliver the project
  • deliver community, economic and social benefit
  • where possible, support smart charging technology manufacturing, installation or maintenance opportunities within the state
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions to support Victoria’s legislated net-zero by 2050 emissions reduction target and the business’s own targets and strategies.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • meet the program objectives
  • operate at premises in Victoria
  • provide evidence of duration of operation
  • must have an Australian business number.

Western Australia

Producer Innovation Fast Track Grant WA – Closes 15th of January 2023

This program provides funding up to $20,000 to Kimberley and Pilbara pastoral enterprises to help them adopt technologies or innovations to grow their business. Funding can be used for adoption of proven, regionally relevant R&D, technologies and innovation that support improving:

  • business performance and benchmarking
  • sustainable rangeland management practices
  • livestock herd performance
  • labour performance or efficiency.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • own/operate a beef primary production enterprise with at least 500 adult equivalent cattle
  • own/share or sub-lease, a pastoral lease in the Kimberly or Pilbara region that is normally used for beef production
  • receive income from a beef enterprise, primarily from business within Western Australia.

Primary Producer Recovery Grant Cyclone Seroja WA – Closes 31st of March 2023

Reimbursement grants of up to $25,000 are available to help WA primary producers directly impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja cover cyclone-related clean-up and reinstatement costs for their business.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a primary producer
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the natural disaster
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have been conducting their primary production enterprise prior to and including the date of the eligible disaster
  • intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the same area


Tourism, Hospitality and Ancillary Industries Payroll Tax Waiver TAS – Closes 31st of December 2022

Payroll tax relief measure for TAS businesses in the tourism, hospitality and ancillary sectors. This program provides payroll tax relief measures to eligible Tasmanian employers in the tourism, hospitality and ancillary sectors. Employers who are eligible for the payroll tax waiver will be automatically eligible for a grant from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. The grant amount is calculated by multiplying the total payroll tax waiver for the September quarter 2021 by a factor of 2.5.

An employer must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for the waiver of payroll tax for wages paid or payable to eligible employees between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021:

  • be considered a relevant business employer
  • have a payroll tax liability for wages paid or payable to eligible employees.

Tasmanian Employer Bonus Fund – Closes 31st of January 2023

The Tasmanian Employer Bonus Fund provides funding to businesses to help them with the costs of taking on new employees. Funding over 6 months is available to businesses that take on an eligible job-seeker. 

To be eligible, an employer must:

  • be the direct employer of the employee (an agent cannot act on behalf of an employer)
  • hold current workers compensation insurance from the time that the employee was employed
  • have an Australian business number (ABN), and Australian company number (ACN) if applicable
  • be operating in Tasmania
  • comply with all employer responsibilities and workplace laws.

Eligibility criteria also apply to employees.

Agricultural Development Fund TAS – Closes 3rd of February 2023

The Agricultural Development Fund provides public or private sector organisations with funding of up to $500,000 to undertake innovative agriculture projects that promote sustainable growth in the industry.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • help producers to reduce emissions and adapt to and prepare for the impacts of climate change
  • assist agribusiness to identify, plan for and manage biosecurity risks
  • help industry address digital skill gaps and improve productivity
  • respond rapidly to threats in order to minimise adverse impacts on the sector.

Applicants must demonstrate how the project will deliver farm-level impacts that benefit Tasmanian farmers and contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture. Tasmanian public or private sector are eligible to apply, provided that the project addresses a genuine need identified by Tasmanian industry and involves demonstrable collaboration with industry partners.

To discuss how these grants may assist you and your business, contact us here.

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