Indigenous Native Food Program QLD

The Indigenous Native Food Program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and innovators with support to develop and commercialise native food products.

Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What you get?

Support and collaboration from food experts.

Who is this for?

Queensland Indigenous businesses.


This pilot program aims to support applicants to:

  • explore commercial opportunities for existing and new native food products
  • create new products and/or market opportunities
  • validate product concepts
  • determine what is needed for commercial production, including:
    • equipment
    • processes
    • resources
    • formulations
    • raw materials
    • food safety
    • labelling
  • scale-up concept products for commercial production for existing or new markets

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) food experts will assist in project delivery through inspiration, collaboration and support.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • be an Indigenous business
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) at the time of applying
  • be head-quartered in Queensland
  • have no more than 50 full-time equivalent staff
  • have a product-development project which is¬†supported by a business plan and is capable of being completed within 12¬†months
  • be developing a native food with the intention to rapidly scale

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Indigenous Native Food Program.

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