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Advancing Victorian Manufacturing

Supporting Victorian manufacturing businesses to innovate and expand

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing is the Victorian Government's blueprint to ensure Victoria is home to internationally competitive manufacturers that are growing economic opportunity and jobs through design, engineering, data and services.

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Supporting local manufacturing

Manufacturing is the cornerstone of the Victorian economy, providing a diverse range of jobs, high-quality exports and substantial economic growth. The Victorian Government recognises manufacturing's strategic importance and is committed to supporting the industry's growth.

Manufacturing is undergoing a global transformation. Manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly digitised and interdependent with services and design. Advanced manufacturers are also oriented towards and integrated with global supply chains. Our manufacturing industry can deliver real and significant immediate and long-term economic gains by taking advantage of these global manufacturing trends.

To assist companies with this transformation, the Victorian Government has launched a new initiative designed to help boost local manufacturing businesses, create new jobs and secure new global supply chain opportunities. 

Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers

From 29 January 2018, local manufacturers will be able to apply for Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers to:  

  • develop and commercialise new products and advanced manufacturing processes – Manufacturing Innovation Voucher
  • adopt new or improved capability, business models and business processes – Enhanced Manufacturing Capability Voucher
  • enter new export markets and secure global supply chain opportunities – Fastrack to Export Voucher.

Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers will provide up to $50,000 and applicants will need to contribute a minimum of 50 percent of the total costs of services. A range of service activities will be supported under each type of voucher.

Voucher Type Supported Service Activities
Fastrack to Export
(Market Engagement)
  • Marketing and Branding Strategy
  • Market Development Plan
  • In-Market Support
  • Intellectual Property
Manufacturing Innovation
  • Process Innovation
  • Product Development
  • Intellectual Property
Enhancing Manufacturing Capability
(Business Capability)
  • Business Process and Systems Improvements
  • Financial Management Planning
  • Industry Standards Implementation & Certification
  • Tender Guidance
  • Marketing and Branding Strategy
  • Market Development Plan

Boost Your Business - Advanced Manufacturing Voucher Stream

This initiative complements existing programs to support local manufacturers. 

Visit the Advanced Manufacturing Voucher Stream page

Future Industries Manufacturing Program

The Future Industries Manufacturing Program offers funding of up to $500,000 to companies to implement new manufacturing technologies and processes in their Victorian operations, providing a critical foundation for growth.

Visit the Future Industries Manufacturing Program page

Local Industry Fund for Transition 

The Local Industry Fund for Transition aims to support workers, communities and businesses affected by the closure of large scale passenger manufacturing in Victoria. Grants of up to $2 million are available to support job creating projects in Melbourne's North, West and South-East, and the Geelong Region.

Visit the Local Industry Fund for Transition page

Future Industries Sector Growth Program 

Grants of up to $1 million are available to undertake Victorian based projects aligned with the Future Industries Sector Strategies, that will create new jobs and drive growth, productivity and competitiveness of Victorian businesses.

Visit the Future Industries Sector Growth Program page

Victorian Defence Supply Chain Program 

The Victorian Defence Supply Chain Program offers up to $50,000 to help Victorian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to win more defence and national security related work.

Visit the Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain page

Get in contact with your local Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) Office by calling 13 22 15

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