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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.

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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 new initiatives designed to help boost local manufacturing businesses, create new jobs and secure new global supply chain opportunities.

Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers

To support growth, local manufacturers are able to apply for Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers to:

  • develop and commercialise new products and advanced manufacturing processes
  • adopt new or improved capability, business models and business processes
  • enter new export markets and secure global supply chain opportunities.

The Advanced Manufacturing Vouchers will operate under the Boost Your Business program, providing up to $50,000 in support.

Visit the Advanced Manufacturing Voucher Stream page

Regional Manufacturing Clusters

The Regional Manufacturing Clusters initiative will support manufacturers in regional Victoria wanting to invest in innovation, capability and business growth.

Visit the Regional Manufacturing Clusters page

Global Discovery Exchange

The Global Discovery Exchange initiative will support leading Victorian manufacturers to visit cutting edge manufacturing businesses across the globe, benchmark against global leading practice and experience new technologies from leading global locations.

Visit the Global Discovery Exchange page

Other support programs

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 Industry Supply Chain Program

The Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program offers up to $100,000 to Victorian small to medium enterprises for capital expenditure to meet industry specific compliance requirements that will help them compete for and win more defence, aerospace or security related work.

Visit the Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain page

Defence, Aerospace and Security Vouchers

Defence, Aerospace and Security vouchers support Victorian small and medium sized enterprises to win domestic and international defence, aerospace and national security supply chain work.

Visit the Defence, Aerospace and Security Voucher Stream page


Get in contact with your local Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) by calling 13 22 15

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