Program overview

The program will support Victorian manufacturers to make more products or components that support the state’s transition towards net zero emissions by 2045.

This provides an opportunity for local manufacturers to supply manufactured inputs for renewable energy generation, transmission, storage and transportation (including, but not limited to wind, hydro, batteries, hydrogen and solar). This will generate economic activity, secure well-paid jobs, increase exports, and reduce Victoria’s reliance on volatile international supply chains.

Projects could include but are not limited to the manufacture of:

  • advanced materials and components for renewables and zero-emissions energy supply, such as wind, hydro, batteries, hydrogen and solar
  • zero emissions transportation, such as vehicles with electric or renewable energy sources
  • components for energy storage (such as batteries).

Please make sure to read the program guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before applying.

Applications for Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 December 2023.

Eligibility

The program is open to manufacturers with an existing presence in Victoria who require support to increase their capability to manufacture products or components for local and global supply chains contributing to net zero and low emissions technologies. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the program:

  1. be an eligible legal entity; and
  2. hold an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  3. be an employing business registered for WorkCover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria; and
  4. agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  5. be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain or demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria.
  6. attest that they:
    1. agree to conduct the proposed activities in Victoria
    2. have met all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with the National Employment Standards; and
    3. will participate in future program evaluation activity; and
    4. will provide financial reports as defined in section 5.5 of these guidelines to enable the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (the Department) to conduct a Financial Risk Assessment (FRA).
    5. will comply with the requirements of the Fair Jobs Code if applicable.

Note: Applicants requesting grants of $500,000 or more will be required to hold a Pre-Assessment Certificate (PAC), a requirement of the Government’s Fair Jobs Code. For more information visit the Buying for Victoria website.

Program guidelines

Made in Victoria – Energy Techologies Manufacturing Program Guidelines (PDF 159.49 KB)PDF icon

Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program Guidelines (DOCX 63.22 KB)DOCX icon

Project Delivery Plan Template

Project Delivery Plan Template (DOCX 388.28 KB)DOCX icon

How to apply

  1. Carefully read these program guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  2. Compile all necessary supporting documents as detailed in the program guidelines and application form.
  3. Submit an application online. Await an email confirmation of your application submission. Please check spam or junk mail if confirmation email cannot be seen in your inbox.

If you have difficulty submitting your application, phone the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.