Program OverviewThe Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program (VDISCP) aims to help Victorian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) win more defence and national security related work.
Read the VDISCP Program Guidelines and Fact Sheet before applying.
Potential valueUp to $50,000 to effectively compete for and potentially win defence and national security related contracts.
To be eligible for support, applicants must be a Victorian SME that is currently engaged in a defence or national security supply chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence or national 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 or national security supply chain or able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter a defence or national security supply chain
- Have an operating business presence in Victoria
- Employ fewer than 200 people within Australia
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Be able to meet the required cash co-contribution ($1 for every $1 provided)
- Has a proven compliance with all workplace health and safety obligations
- Meets all industrial relation obligations as an employer.
What you need to have before applying
For applications above $10,000 and up to $50,000 from companies with two or more years trading history applicants must submit:
- final accounts for the last two financial years, including a Directors’ Report & Declaration, Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Notes to the Accounts.
- where the latest accounts are more than six months old, up to date management or interim accounts (Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet).
- Financial statements, including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and, if available, Cash Flow Statement from the commencement of operations to the date of application.
- Profit and loss projections for two years, including the assumptions upon which the projections are based.
Tips and hints
- It is recommended that potential applicants access the Centre for Defence Industry Capability advisory and facilitation services before submitting an application.
- Potential applicants are encouraged to first discuss their eligibility and proposed project with a staff member at a Regional Development Victoria Office, Victorian Government Business Office or the Victorian Defence Procurement Office (via program contacts below).
Visit - Your local Victoria Government Business Office
Call - 132215
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online.