Growth services

Growth services is a collection of services under the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme that provide you with advice and funding to grow your business and become more competitive in global markets. 

Application detail:
You can apply for Growth services at any time.

What do you get?

You’ll be paired with an independent facilitator. Your facilitator will assess your business then recommend operational and growth opportunities, and give advice on applying for the Growth Grant. 

Who is this for?

Businesses working within, or supporting, one of the growth sectors who want assistance to grow and enter new markets.


There are 3 Growth services:

  • Growth Roadmap
  • High Growth Accelerator
  • SMART Projects and Supply Chains.

Each of these are broken into 2 key stages:

  • facilitation stage, which connects you with a facilitator
  • grant stage, to fund growth opportunities.

Your facilitator will work with you and give recommendations for your business operations and growth potential.

Growth facilitation is provided at no cost to your business. However, you'll need to invest your time to maximise your engagement. You may need to commit resources such as time and staff, depending on the nature of the project.

To speak to someone about your circumstances, contact a Growth Facilitator in your state.

  • Ai Group services customers in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.
  • Deloitte services customers in Queensland.
  • Business Australia services customers in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.
  • Business SA services customers in South Australia.
  • Darwin Innovation Hub services customers in the Northern Territory.

Facilitation stage

Grant stage


You can apply if your business meets the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this opportunity. You can apply for facilitation if you:

  • have an eligible business structure
  • operate in, or support, one of Australia's growth sectors.
For the full eligibility criteria, including grant eligibility, see the Grant opportunity guidelines. The sector definitions are in the appendix.

Apply now

You can submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log in.

Apply for Growth services facilitation and grant

Before applying, make sure you:

  • read the grant opportunity guidelines
  • have all the information and attachments ready
  • can address all eligibility criteria.


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Growth services is part of AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs' Programme, which transforms Australian businesses by providing access to expert advice and grants.

Our program services will help you to:

  • strengthen and grow your business
  • connect with the research sector
  • get your idea to market
  • access grants to make it happen (from $20,000 to $1 million).

At the heart of the program lies our national network of facilitators. Entrepreneurs’ Programme facilitators are local, independent business experts who will work with you on your business.

Transform your business with expert advice that money can’t buy, and financial support through access to grants.

Key documents

Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth

Sample grant agreement