Grant funding is available for Australians, in the amount of billions of dollars available for eligible businesses. The Australian government has set aside many grant awards that you could be eligible for as a self-employed business owner. Grants include various methods of one time and renewable funds, equity financing, and there are different funding sources, e.g., the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program which provides non-repayable contributions with successful 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.