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Transitioning Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry

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Ford, Holden and Toyota have ceased manufacturing in Australia, however they maintain a significant Australian presence through sales and distribution, engineering services and design and product development.

The Australian Government’s initiatives to support regions and communities affected by the wind-down of the car manufacturing industry include:  

  • the $155 million Growth Fund to assist companies facing pressure in their manufacturing sectors
  • the Automotive Transformation Scheme which encourages competitive investment and innovation in the automotive industry through to 2020
  • the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which includes elements directly related to the automotive industry such as:
    • $47.5 million for the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund helping car-related businesses move into other industries in South Australia and Victoria
    • $10 million for Automotive Innovation Labs to develop business capability and automotive test facilities 
    • $13.5 million in tariff concessions on imported vehicle and component prototypes for automotive service providers to conduct research and development
    • $5 million for an Automotive Engineering Graduate Program to invest in the pipeline of highly trained engineers for the automotive design and engineering industry

Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Automotive Industry

The Australian Government tabled its response to the Senate Economics Reference Committee report into the Future of Australia’s Automotive Industry on 4 September 2017.

Growth Fund

The $155 million Growth Fund is helping automotive workers and supply chain businesses adjust to the wind-down of car manufacturing in Australia.

The fund is delivering:

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Last updated: 16 August 2018

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