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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

The $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund supports businesses to transition away from traditional manufacturing processes. It provides funding to capital equipment projects to establish advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Grant funding between $500,000 and $2.5 million, up to a third of eligible project costs.

Who is this for?

Small Medium Enterprises (SME) with up to 199 employees and a project in Victoria or South Australia.


The program aims to

  • increase investment in advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia
  • help transition Australia’s manufacturing sector from traditional, heavy industrial processes to knowledge-based manufacturing of higher value products
  • improve the overall efficiency and competitiveness of firms and the broader economy

The projects will achieve these aims using:

  • advanced technologies
  • design and engineering excellence
  • innovative business processes

The grant funding available is:

  • between $500,000 and $2.5 million
  • for up to one third of eligible project costs

Your project must:

  • have a minimum project cost of $1.5 million
  • be completed by 30 June 2020


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a small or medium enterprise (SME), with up to 199 full time equivalent employees
  • be an entity incorporated in Australia
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) 
  • be registered for the goods and services tax (GST)

You must also engage in trading activities that either: 

  • form a significant proportion of your overall activities 
  • are a substantial and not peripheral activity of the corporation

Your project must:

  • be undertaken in Victoria or South Australia or both
  • have at least $1.5 million in eligible expenditure
  • include buying, constructing, installing or commissioning manufacturing capital equipment
  • result in commercial production-ready manufacturing
  • For more information on eligibility please read the Grant opportunity guidelines

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Grant recipients

View the list of grant recipients of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund for small and medium enterprises in Victoria and South Australia.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Fact sheet

Sample application form

External accountant declaration

Sample grant agreement