Grants are a form of funding that does not need to be repaid. The Australian government offers many grant programs for small businesses. However, since grants do not need to be repaid it means that the application process is highly competitive. If you are unable to receive a grant from the government you should consider a government loan as a source of funding.
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.