Business Development and Assistance Program

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Provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and businesses with access to finance products, advice, training and workshops to start or grow a small to medium business.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be at least 18 and of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • own at least 50% of the business, or have at least 50% of the business owned by people of indigenous descent
  • be solvent

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

Contact information:

1800 107 107

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Overview

The Business Development and Assistance Program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable businesses.

Services offered include:

  • capability and skills assessment
  • access to business resources
  • business and industry insights / market intelligence
  • commercial finance options such as competitive business loans and operating leases
  • business skills workshops

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least 18 and of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • own at least 50% of the business, or have at least 50% of the business owned by people of indigenous descent
  • be solvent

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Business Development and Assistance Program.

How to apply

Find out more about how to apply at Business Development and Assistance Program.

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