The Northern Australia Development Program focuses on economic diversification and job creation. It supports businesses, including Indigenous businesses, to scale-up and grow in Northern Australian communities.

The program has 2 elements:

  • grant opportunities which give funding to grow business and industry
  • business advisory services which give access to advice and services to build and strengthen businesses.

Grant opportunities


The NADP grant opportunities open on 4 November 2021.

Learn more about the business development grants.

Learn more about the industry transformation grants.

Grants for community organisations and other entities


The Northern Australia Business and Community Growth Grant opportunity will run in parallel to NADP. This program will assist community organisations and other entities (including sole traders and partnerships), to support business growth, improve social and economic infrastructure, increase community amenity and liveability and deliver employment outcomes.

Learn more about the Northern Australia Business and Community Growth Grant.