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