As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we want to reach out and let you know that the CDIC is still here to provide grants and services to Australian businesses. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to take appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of our customers and staff during this crisis.

How we can help


While we may not be able to get out and meet with you in person right now, our network of business advisers and facilitators are still available over the phone and by email to provide you with advice, including assistance with business continuity planning.

Contact us at:

  • Coronavirus business support

    If your business has been affected by the coronavirus, we have a team of dedicated customer representatives who can help you. Our dedicated team will be available between 7am - 9pm across Australia, Monday to Sunday.

Business Continuity Management Plan


One of the most important activities you can do for the long term success of your business is to create and maintain a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plan. The CDIC’s team of Defence Business Advisers can help.

Find out more information on what a Business Continuity Management Plan is and how it can help to minimise the impact of external factors on your business.

Please email CDICBusinessContinuity@industry.gov.au.

Transition to Stage-4 COVID Restrictions


Grant applications


You can still apply for grants, but if you’re experiencing any delays completing your grant applications due to the bushfires or COVID-19 please let us know as soon as possible. You will need to apply for an extension prior to the designated close date.

Please contact as at CDICProgramDelivery@industry.gov.au if you require assistance with your application.

Find out what assistance is available if your business has been affected by COVID-19.

Support to industry during COVID-19

Support and funding for Australian businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Support for Australian businesses news updates

Find information, support and resources to help bushfire affected businesses.

Find out how the Defence Innovation Hub can work with you in this time of crisis.

We’d like to know how your business has been impacted by current events including COVID-19 and the recent bushfires. This will help us to understand how we can assist you to recover. Please email us at cdic@industry.gov.auand let us know what’s happening.

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Industry Capability Network (ICN) has established a portal for managing supply chain shortages due to Covid-19, including finding gaps in the supply chains and helping small business fill the gap.