Grants and funding for Aboriginal businesses

Check out Business Victoria's Aboriginal business grants and programs.

There's also often funding available through:

Talk to a business mentor or financial counsellor

The following mentoring programs are available to Aboriginal small business owners.

Small Business Bus

The Small Business Bus offers free one-one-one sessions with a business expert. The expert can help you to:

  • identify a clear direction for your business
  • discuss key issues and priorities
  • develop a business action plan to achieve your goals

The bus regularly travels around metropolitan and regional Victoria. Check the Small Business Bus schedule to find your nearest locations and to book your free session.

Partners in Wellbeing

The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline is a free and confidential service that provides one-on-one support for small business owners and employees.

Call 1300 375 330 or Live Chat online to speak to a trained wellbeing coach, financial counsellor or business adviser.

Small Business Clinics

Small Business Clinics are free 45-minute sessions with a business mentor. Mentors can:

  • provide general guidance on how to manage and operate your business
  • offer advice on specific industries or aspects of your business.

View upcoming sessions on the Small Business Mentoring Service website.

Indigenous Business Australia

Visit Indigenous Business Australia for resources to help you start and run your business, or to attend a workshop.

Australian Tax Office free tax help

Contact the ATO on 13 10 30 for business tax information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.