Perhaps the best tip you should consider before applying for a Australian government grant is to undertake thorough research to ensure you are eligible for the grant programs that you feel suit you best. Further tips include determining what you want the money for and how much you want. This is so that you can note the amount of money being available in a grant and its intended uses and discern if you can use the program or not. There are also eligibility qualifications for each grant that differ. So, be sure to pay attention to those. It is also a good idea to start looking for offers at all levels, and know that the national offers will probably have more competition for them than the state or local ones. This is due to a larger pool of potential applicants.
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.