Funding and incentives

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We provide funding and incentives to ensure Australian businesses and industries can compete and thrive on a global scale.

See the website for services across government to support your business.

Emissions reduction

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises businesses to adopt smarter practices to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Renewable Energy Target scheme

The Renewable Energy Target scheme encourages the generation of electricity from renewable sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector.

Industry innovation and science

Australian SKA Fellowships Programme

The Australian SKA Fellowships Programme provides opportunities to contribute directly to the development of the SKA.

Business Research and Innovation Initiative

We encourage businesses to develop innovative solutions to policy and service delivery problems with the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

Inspiring Australia: Science engagement in Australia

Inspiring Australia facilitates community-wide science engagement activities and administers grants and prizes.

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and science teaching.

Research and Development Tax Incentive

The Research and development (R&D) Tax Incentive is the government’s key mechanism to stimulate Australian industry’s investment in R&D.

Venture capital

We encourage venture capital investment through the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships and Venture Capital Limited Partnerships programs.


Supporting critical minerals projects in Australia

Government funding, information and tools are available to help companies progress major critical minerals projects in Australia.