Grants, tenders and exporting research

You may be eligible for grants and subsidies as you plan, start and run your business in Queensland. Once your business is established, you may consider tendering for government business or exporting your products or services. The following organisations can help you to find grants, tenders or exporting opportunities for your business.


If your business is developing solutions to local and national problems, would like funding for ideas or initiatives, or needs assistance in times of hardship, you may be eligible for a grant.

Read how to find grants and support programs.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)

ABLIS provides you with a free pack of essential support information that is tailored to your business. ABLIS connects you to a range of information, including business development grants and subsidies, and support services.

Visit ABLIS for your essential business support information.


AusIndustry provides grants, programs and assistance to help Australian businesses to innovate and grow. It is the Australian Government's central point for business assistance and information.

Learn more about AusIndustry programs.


eTender website

The Queensland Government advertises tender opportunities on the eTender website. Register on this website to receive personalised email alerts for government tenders that are relevant to your business, as they are published.

Learn more about tendering to government.



Austrade helps businesses considering exporting. By providing key advice and information, Austrade can help you assess whether your business is ready to export. Austrade provides information about international trade and investment opportunities for Queensland businesses.

Learn more about getting ready for export.

Australian Border Force

If you want to export goods from Australia, you must understand the laws and government policies that:

  • prohibit the export of certain goods either absolutely or conditionally
  • require the adequate recording of Australia's international trade.

Visit the Australian Border Force website for information about goods subject to controls, customs duty, and sales taxes.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides valuable information about almost 240 countries and economies. Information about a country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations is particularly useful if you are a potential exporter seeking viable markets.

Learn more about potential export markets on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Trade and Investment Queensland

Trade and Investment Queensland can help your business go global. It offers a range of support services, including a network of export advisers to help you develop your skills. Trade and Investment Queensland also organises industry-focused trade missions and business introductions.

Find out how Trade and Investment Queensland can help your business to export.

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