Most government assistance for small business is in the form of free or low-cost advisory services, information or guidance.
You may be eligible for a grant in certain circumstances, such as business expansion, research and development, innovation or exporting.
You can search a full database of federal, state and local government grants using the Business.gov.au online grant finder, or for federal government grants only visit the GrantConnect website. Both are a free service.
Read our frequently asked questions about government grants to find out more about the grants available to start or run a business.