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Defence, Aerospace and Security Voucher Stream

Support for Victorian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to win domestic and international defence, aerospace and national security supply chain work.

Program Overview

Assistance of up to $50,000 is available to help businesses:

  • adopt new or improved capability, business models and business processes 
  • develop and commercialise new products and advanced manufacturing processes 
  • enter new defence, aerospace or security export markets and secure global supply chain opportunities
The Boost Your Business Defence, Aerospace and Security Voucher Stream will close 5pm Friday 13 July 2018.

Boost Your Business Voucher Program Guidelines (PDF 411.52 KB)PDF icon 

Registered Service Providers - Defence, Aerospace and Security (PDF 730.99 KB)PDF icon

At a glance

Potential value of support 

The Defence, Aerospace and Security Vouchers offer funding of up to $50,000 to support the development and adoption of new or improved capability, products, business models and processes and/or the entering of new export markets and securing of global supply chain opportunities.

Eligibility

The voucher program is primarily intended for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are on a growth trajectory and wish to implement a project that has the potential to deliver long term benefits such as improved productivity, jobs growth and/or increased exports.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the program:
  • Be a business registered in Victoria with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  • Be a legal entity that is currently engaged in a domestic or international defence, aerospace or security supply chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence, aerospace or security supply chain
  • Meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with the National Employment Standards
  • Have an operating presence in Victoria
  • Employ less than 200 staff or have an annual turnover of greater than $500,000
  • Conduct the majority of proposed activities in Victoria in partnership with a Registered Service Provider (for service activities that specifically relate to international or in-market support, it is understood that these activities may occur outside of Victoria)
  • Agree to participate in future program evaluation activity.
When seeking support to win work in an overseas market, provide satisfactory evidence to verify that any direct exports are allowed under relevant Australian and international laws and regulations governing the export of defence and strategic goods and technologies. Visit the Department of Defence website for more information on Defence Export Controls.

What you get

Assistance of up to $50,000 is available to support projects that align with the program objectives. There are three types of vouchers:

  • Innovation – Projects that will increase the development and adoption of new or improved products and advanced manufacturing processes
  • Business capability– Projects that will increase the adoption of new or improved capability, business models and business processes
  • Market Engagement – Projects that will increase the number of Victorian manufactures entering new export markets and securing global supply chain opportunities.

Registered Service Providers

The Registered Service Providers are able to assist you to undertake a Voucher supported project and prepare a scope of works to support your application.

Please note that the information provided in this list may be subject to change.

Registered Service Providers - Defence, Aerospace and Security (PDF 730.99 KB)PDF icon

How to apply

The Boost Your Business Defence, Aerospace and Security Voucher Stream will close 5pm Friday 13 July 2018.

To get the best results, get in touch with the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 or email us.
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