Australian national grants for small business can cover startup costs for small business owners, depending on the situation and eligibility. If the startup costs are high, a grant may only partially cover them, or if the startup costs are outside of the bounds of what a specific grant covers, then they may not be covered. You must check the terms of the grant you apply for before deciding to write a proposal to it to see if you meet the prerequisites and if the grant can be used for your purposes.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.