Defence Ready Initiative

Published on Friday, 2 February 2024 at 1:27:44 PM

The State Government’s Defence Ready Initiative provides funding support to Western Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that operate in the defence sector to enhance their business capability, capacity and competitiveness to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to the Defence market.

Defence Ready Initiative funding can be used for activities such as:

  • making improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment
  • meeting pre-qualification requirements for supply-chain entry
  • engaging consultants for planning and business advice on matters including, strategic, marketing, finance and tender submission advice
  • improvements to internal business infrastructure and systems including, cyber security, production systems, and implementation and certification of national and international standards.
  • training and upskilling of employees.

The level of funding support under the Defence Ready Initiative is 50% of eligible activity costs (excluding GST) up to a maximum funding level of $20,000 per successful applicant.

To find out who is eligible, how to apply and additional information, go to: Defence West: Defence Ready Initiative 2023/24

If you have any questions regarding this assistance program, the application form or your business’s eligibility for funding under this round, please contact

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