Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

I want to grow my business

If you’re looking to grow your business the Australian Government has a range of grants and funding that you can apply for, and a network of employment service providers who can help you hire staff, at no cost to your business.  

Get help with hiring staff

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Is this for my business?

  • I need staff for my business
  • I’m interested in financial incentives to hire staff

If your small business is looking to employ new staff, there are a range of initiatives from the Australian Government that can help, all at no cost to you.

There are:

  • programs to help you hire and train staff
  • financial incentives up to $10,000 to employ eligible staff, and
  • financial incentives up to $20,500 to hire an eligible apprentice.

Get help hiring new staff.

Grants, funding and support programs

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Is this for my business?

  • I’m looking to apply for grants or funding to grow my business

Find out more about grants, funding and support programs available from across government to help your business grow and succeed.

You can search for what’s available at business.gov.au

Boost the competitiveness and productivity of your business

Is this for my business?

  • I’m looking to apply for grants or funding to grow my business

Tap into advice from experts and apply for grants to commercialise new products, processes and services and to improve your business and growth opportunities.

Find out more about the Entrepreneurs’ Program

Expand your business through free trade

Is this for my business?

  • I’m looking to expand my business globally

You can expand your business by taking advantage of the opportunities available under Australia’s 11 Free Trade Agreements with 18 countries including China, Japan and South Korea.

Find out how you can grow your business globally through Austrade’s step-by-step Guide to exporting.

Get Finance and support to help grow your social enterprise

Is this for my business?

  • I’m looking to apply for funding to grow my business

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) offers finance and support to help eligible social enterprise businesses to grow and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs.

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds

One-stop shop of Australian Government Small Business incentives, support and resources

Is this for my business?

  • I need information about Australian Government incentives, assistance and programs available to small business owners

Small Business Fairs brings together business leaders, experienced business owners, and Government agencies to provide you with a one-stop shop of advice and tips. Fairs were run in February and March 2019 in a number of locations across Australia.

For information on upcoming fairs Small Business Fairs

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