The Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program (VDISCP) offers up to $100,000 to help Victorian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) compete for and win more defence, aerospace or security related work.
At a glance
Future Industries is about supporting investment in high-growth industries through industry excellence and development projects, including establishing collaborative networks and building supply chain readiness capabilities.
VDISCP is a Future Industries initiative that will support Victorian SMEs to win more domestic and international defence, aerospace or security supply chain work.
The program is open to Victorian SMEs seeking to win more defence, aerospace or security related work by supporting capital expenditure to meet industry specific compliance requirements. It flows from the Defence Technologies Sector Strategy, which outlines the government's plan for supporting Victoria's thriving defence industry, creating jobs for Victorians, increasing investment in the State and boosting exports.
Read the strategy here at: www.business.vic.gov.au/futureindustries
Up to $100,000 to compete for and potentially win defence, aerospace and national security related contracts.
To be eligible for support, applicants must be a Victorian SME that is currently engaged in a defence, aerospace or security supply chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence, aerospace or security supply chain.
Am I eligible?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance:
- be a legal entity that is currently engaged in a defence, aerospace or security supply chain or able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence, aerospace or security supply chain
- be an SME with an operating business presence in Victoria
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be able to meet the required cash co-contribution ($1 for every $1 provided)
- have a proven compliance with all workplace health and safety obligations
- meet all industrial relation obligations as an employer.
Please read the VDISCP Program Guidelines for full eligibility criteria.
Tips and hintsPotential applicants are encouraged to first discuss their eligibility and proposed project with a staff member at the Victorian Defence Procurement Office, their local Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office or Regional Development Victoria Office.
Call – 132 215
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online.