Government Grants

Wyndham City Council does not provide financial assistance but supports local business in other ways.

Most state and federal government grants are granted to established businesses that have a track record of growth and strong financial performance.  This means that there are very few grants available for start-up companies. 

More information:

For more information about what Victorian Government and Australian Government grants are available go to:

Victorian Government - Business Victoria  

Australian Government

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

If you are a job seeker who is interested in running a small business, you may be eligible to participate in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

NEIS provides job seekers with:

  • accredited small business training and business mentoring for up to 52 weeks
  • income support for up to 39 weeks (NEIS Allowance) and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)
  • personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business to help a job seeker put their business idea into practice.

More information:

Wyndham City hosts free NEIS information sessions at the Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee on the second Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm.  Appointments are not necessary.


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