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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5620

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Program

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Department of Defence
Close Date & Time:
Primary Category:
361002 - Defence
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


A grant of $15,000 to $150,000 for up to 50% of the cost of investing in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

The maximum project period is 12 months.

How it works

You need to contribute 50% of the eligible project value.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities
  • workforce training and accreditations

The Defence export strategy defines Australian defence exports as ‘any defence-specific or dual-use goods or services exported by Australian defence industry, including as part of a supply chain, that are intended for a defence or national security end-user’.


To be eligible your business must:

  • have fewer than 200 employees
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be a company incorporated in Australia or be an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust.

You must also provide:

  • a project budget (you must use the template provided on
  • a letter of support from each project partner (where applicable)
  • evidence from your Board (or Chief Executive Officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • a trust deed (where applicable).

Who is excluded?

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Financial year 2018-19 to 2028-29.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $15,000.00 to $150,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to:

Other Instructions: provides information and advice to customers via a range of channels including phone (13 28 46), email and web chat.

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