Aboriginal Business Development Program

The Aboriginal Business Development Program provides funding for Aboriginal people to help start or expand their business.
Closes in 47 days

Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2024 Wed 31 Jul 2024

What do you get?

Funding up to $30,000 (ex GST) once every 3 years.

Who is this for?

Northern Territory Aboriginal businesses.


The Aboriginal Business Development program helps to support the start-up and development of Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal businesses, especially those that address community needs through:

  • supporting Aboriginal business development, growth and sustainability
  • increasing the number of Aboriginal owned and operated businesses
  • increasing the knowledge and skills of emerging Aboriginal business owners and employees
  • creating new employment, economic opportunities and or benefits for Aboriginal people.

Funding can be used to:

  • purchase assets for the business
  • receive professional advisory services and support
  • undertake accredited and non-accredited training for owners and staff.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • meet the NT government definition of an Aboriginal Enterprise
  • meet the NT government definition of a Territory Enterprise
  • have an annual turnover of less than $10 million
  • hold a valid Australian business number (ABN) for at least 3 months.

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