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.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Funding of up to $20,000.

Who is this for?

Western Australian small to medium enterprises.


Funding is available to help SMEs operating in the Defence sector to enhance their business capability, capacity and competitiveness in specific areas to participate as suppliers of products, services and works that assist in meeting Defence’s requirements.

Eligible funding uses include, but are not limited to:

  • planning and business advice
  • improvements to internal business infrastructure/systems
  • training and/or customer engagement
  • acquiring, modifying, upgrading or expanding plant and equipment.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be a for-profit organisation or business
  • have your operating facilities¬†based in Western Australia and continue to be based there for at least the next 12 months
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have less than 200 employees

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Apply for the WA Defence Ready Initiative

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.

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