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Businesses must register on Hanwha's BenchOn portal to be eligible for this program. For further information please read the Program Guidelines.

Program overview

The Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program will support Victorian defence industry businesses to work with Hanwha Defence Australia (Hanwha) as part of its supply chain.

The Supply Chain Uplift Program is building businesses’ capabilities so they can help Hanwha deliver the Australian Government’s $1 billion Land 8116 Self-Propelled Howitzer and $5-7 billion Land 400 Phase 3 – Infantry Fighting Vehicle programs.

Funding will support eligible Victorian businesses to:

  • gain relevant accreditations and meet industry specific compliance requirements
  • prepare tenders
  • undertake minor facilities upgrades and equipment fit outs
  • develop new or enhance current defence products or services
  • undertake defence R&D
  • participate in Hanwha-led trade missions to pursue collaboration and export opportunities.

Applicants should read all the information available, including the Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before submitting an application.

Businesses must engage with Hanwha and register on the company’s BenchOn portal before applying.

For further assistance, please contact or call Department’s Defence, Aviation and Aerospace branch on 03 9651 8053.

Applications to the Victorian Land Systems Fund Supply Chain Uplift Program are open.


Applicants must meet all the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • have registered on Hanwha’s BenchOn portal for its application to this program (please note the Department may verify your claim with Hanwha)
  • be a legal entity with an operating business presence in Victoria
  • submit an application for activities linked directly to the applicant’s Victorian business operations
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be able to meet the required cash co-contribution ($1 for every $1 provided)
  • attest that the business complies with all workplace health and safety obligations and meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer.

Preference will be given to small and mid-size enterprises seeking to access the program, however companies with more than 200 employees can apply and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What you get

Eligible applicants may apply for grants of between $2,000 and $100,000 (excl GST).

To be eligible, applicants must provide a 1:1 matched funding contribution based on the grant amount.

Grant funds can be used to undertake the following eligible activities:

  • business systems and process certifications
  • tender response assistance
  • industry specific compliance requirements
  • supply chain collaboration activities
  • development of defence R&D and technology transfer activities
  • product development.

These examples are not exhaustive. Applicants are encouraged to read the Program Guidelines for a full list of eligible activities.

How to apply

Please read all the information on this page, including the Program Guidelines and FAQs before submitting your application.

Applicants should have engaged with Hanwha before applying for this program.

Victorian businesses can apply directly for SCUP funding via this webpage.

Applicants must include the following information in their application:

  • Business name
  • Australian Business Number (ABN) – Details as listed in ABN Lookup.
  • Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Company website address or social media page
  • Applicant address
  • Applicant contact details.

Applicants will need to attach a Project Plan to the application form. Businesses are encouraged to use the Project Plan template provided.

Please note, further supporting documentation may be required. A list can be found in the Program Guidelines.

SCUP grant applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until 30 June 2024 or until program funds have been exhausted.

Program Guidelines

Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program Guidelines (PDF 324.26 KB) PDF icon

Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program Guidelines (DOCX 133.51 KB) DOCX icon

Project plan template

Victorian Land Systems Fund – Supply Chain Uplift Program project plan template (DOC 188.5 KB) DOC icon

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the full list of FAQs.

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