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Department of State Growth

Assistance programs

Tasmanian government’s online resource - Business Tasmania

Access the information you need on COVID-19, stay updated and learn how to safeguard your business by visiting our Business Tasmania site here. This page also lists all open and announced support, grants and loans offered by the Tasmanian Support and stimulus packages.

Any concerns about your business can be directed to our Business Tasmania Hotline on 1800 440 026 or

Assistance available through the Department of State Growth includes the following programs:

Accelerating Trade Grant Program

Assistance is available to eligible Tasmanian small and medium sized Tasmanian businesses to collaborate, expand their presence and introduce Tasmanian products and services to the world. Grants will be provided on a co-contribution basis, up to a maximum of $10 000 in any one financial year per applicant.

Australian Government programs

Grants and assistance for defence industry

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) help businesses navigate the defence market, provide specialist advice on improving competitiveness and accessing global markets, and facilitate connections with other businesses and Defence. The CDIC also links Australian innovators and researchers to the Defence Innovation Hub and the Next Generation Technologies Fund.

CDIC can also assist you with applying for grant assistance. If your small or medium sized business is looking to invest in its defence-related capabilities, you can apply for a grant that will fund up to 50% of your costs.

For more information about available grants and how to apply, click here