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Supply Chain Company - Hazelwood Supply Chain Transition Program

Apply to develop and implement a transition plan for your Hazelwood supply chain company.

Program Overview

The Hazelwood Supply Chain Transition Program (HSCTP) is an initiative providing Hazelwood supply chain companies with intensive support to plan for their future. Read the Hazelwood Supply Chain Transition Program Guidelines (PDF 96.88 KB)PDF icon

At a glance

Potential funding

Support valued at $5,000 to review an existing Business Transition Plan

Support valued at $16,000 to develop a Business Transition Plan

Support valued at up to $10,000 for Merger Advisory Services

Support valued at up to $55,000 for Business Transition Services


To be eligible for Hazelwood Supply Chain Transition Program support, applicants must be a Victorian based business with at least 20 per cent of revenue derived from the Hazelwood Powerstation and Mine and their supply chain. 

More eligibility critieria

Am I eligible?

Supply chain companies must generally meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the HSCTP:   
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be incorporated in Victoria
  • have been trading continuously for the past four years
  • be a Victorian based business, with at least 20 per cent of revenue* derived from the Hazelwood Powerstation and Mine and their supply chain
  • be based in the Latrobe Valley (Latrobe, Wellington and Baw Baw Shires)** 
*Applicants must attach a statement from their accountant (on letterhead) that confirms their revenue sources, using the following template Statement to confirm revenue sources (PDF 141.86 KB)PDF icon
**Businesses located in the broader Gippsland region to be considered on an exceptions basis

What you need to have before applying 

Please ensure you have read the relevant Program Guidelines and understand the program requirements before submitting an application. 

Supply chain companies must select a Business Specialist from the attached supplier list to develop their transition project. If you wish to work with a Business Specialist that is not listed, they must separately submit an application that meets the selection criteria and be approved to become a supplier to this program.

Applications for Business Transition and Merger Advisory Services must include a quote from the Business Specialist/s outlining the scope of work to be delivered, pricing and relevant timelines. 

What you get

Business Transition Plan 

An independent Business Specialist will provide intensive assistance to participating supply chain companies, including the development of a transition plan to identify future opportunities, including target sectors and market/s for diversification, as well as the strategies needed to pursue new opportunities. 

Business Specialists can also be engaged to undertake a review of an existing transition plan that was developed outside of the program after November 2016. The review will determine if appropriate strategies are in place to assist the supply chain company through the transition period, and make recommendations for change where appropriate.

Business Transition Services

Participating supply chain companies may also be eligible to receive assistance towards business transition activities identified in their plan. The nature of support will depend on the outcomes identified in the Business Transition Plan. 

Merger Advisory Services

Where business merger has been identified in the Business Transition Plan as the appropriate course of action, support for Merger Advisory Services may be provided to maximise retention of industry capability and jobs. Merger Advisory Services are designed to provide advice on the strategies required for a business merger.  

Tips and hints

Applicants must declare in their application that they have spoken to their nominated Business Specialist/s about the HSCTP and are satisfied with work proposed.

Participating supply chain companies must dedicate appropriate resources to effectively deliver the project.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online. You must select an approved supplier from the attached Hazelwood Supply Chain Transition Program Business Specialist Panel (PDF 249.74 KB)PDF icon to deliver your project.. 

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

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