Government Support

Government support

Whether you need help to get your business started or guidance along the way, there are a number of initiatives to support you.

Australia Wide

Australian Taxation Office - Whether you need help to get started in business (or later on), there are a number of initiatives to support you.

AusTender – the Australian Government Tender System provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.

Business and Industry:


Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - brings together the functions from the former Planning and Environment and Industry clusters.

Small Business Commissioner - We empower small businesses with advocacy and mediation support, giving them a voice at the highest levels.

Australian Capital Territory

Innovation Industry and Investment - responsible for delivering a range of ACT Government programs to support Canberra’s businesses and entrepreneurs to get started, grow, export and prosper.


Queensland Small Business Commissioner - the QSBC provides information and advocacy support to small businesses, and informal resolution and mediation of COVID-19 affected small business leases.


Start, run or grow a business in Victoria - support for your business. Take your business to the next level with support from the Victorian Government

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - focused on Victoria’s economic recovery and growth, ensuring it benefits all Victorians – by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions, and supporting inclusive communities.

South Australia

SA Business Information Hub - tools to help create a solid foundation for your business to prosper.

Export Partnership Program - a South Australian Government program which assists small to medium-sized firms to prepare for export.


Business Tasmania - the Tasmanian government’s online resource for Tasmanian micro, small and medium enterprises (SME).

Northern Territory

Business and Industry - information to help you start and run a business in the Northern Territory.

Western Australia

WA Business Support - tools and guidance for businesses, including registering and licensing your business and consumer protection issues.

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) - provides free advice to small business owners in Western Australia.

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation - we lead Western Australia's economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism, and promote the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors.