This program has received a high level of interest through the first assessment rounds.

The available grant funding has been fully allocated following the first assessment tranche. As a result this grant opportunity is now closed.

Northern Australia Development Program – Business Development Grant Opportunity

Funding for small to medium enterprises in Northern Australia, including Indigenous businesses, to create jobs and strengthen business capability and resilience through diversifying or scaling up their business and increasing turnover and profitability.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants between $50,000 and $2 million.

Grant amounts can be up to 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Small and medium business (up to 199 employees), including Indigenous businesses.


The Business Development Grant Opportunity is part of the Northern Australia Development Program which focuses on economic diversification and job creation through support for scaling up and growing businesses, including Indigenous businesses, in Northern Australian communities.

The program has 2 elements:

  • grant opportunities, including Business Development Grants and Industry Transformation Grants
  • Business Advisory services, which give access to advice and services to build and strengthen businesses.

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

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