Federal Government grants
You can access incentives to help with research and development, support for small business, tax concessions and assistance for industries in transition through the Australian Government's Business website.
Business Victoria grants
Find funding, grants and assistance through the Business Victoria website.
You can get help with turning new ideas, inventions and innovations into viable products and businesses through the not-for-profit organisation, INNOVIC. For more information, visit the INNOVIC website.
Intellectual Property Explorer
Businesses can get help identifying and managing their patents, trademarks and other intellectual property through the free online resource, Intellectual Property Explorer. Intellectual Property Explorer provides:
- plain English definitions of intellectual property terms
- a step-by-step guide to reviewing your intellectual property
- practical advice on avoiding commercial risks, such as legal action with employees or third parties
For more information, visit the Intellectual Property Explorer website.
You can register and maintain your patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights online through the Australian Government’s IP Australia website.
Investing in training means investing in the future health of your business. Skills Victoria supports and facilitates access to training and tertiary education opportunities so that Victorians can acquire higher skills that are used by, and contribute to the success of, Victorian businesses. For more information, visit the Skills Victoria website.
Victorian Government Business Office
You can access programs and services from many state and federal government agencies through the Victorian Government Business Office. Based at University Hill, Bundoora, the Northern Metropolitan Region office is part of a state-wide network. For more information, contact the Bundoora office on 9935 0600. Find out more about Victorian Government Business Offices.