WA Defence-Ready Initiative

The WA Defence-Ready Initiative provides SMEs with funding to help them improve their capabilities to participate within the defence supply chain.


What do you get?

Funding of between $1,000 and $10,000.

Who is this for?

Western Australian small to medium enterprises.


Funding is available to help SMEs undertake improvements in specific areas of their business capabilities, to assist in meeting Defence's requirements.

Eligible funding uses include, but are not limited to:

  • cyber security upgrades
  • certification activities
  • Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) improvements
  • defence conferences or workshop involvement

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian company number (ACN) or Australian business number (ABN) and be solvent
  • be a for-profit organisation
  • have your operating facilities┬ábased in Western Australia and continue to be based there for at least the next 12 months
  • have been trading for at least 2 years
  • have less than 200 employees

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at WA Defence-Ready Initiative.