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 Werribee Development Centre (address below) on the second Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm.  Appointments are not necessary.

Werribee Development Centre, 10 Watton Street, Werribee

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