Agrifood and beverage voucher program

Page last updated: Monday, 6 February 2023 - 11:41am

The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business opened Round 4 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program on 3 February 2023.

The Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program supports small businesses across regional and metropolitan WA to access expert advice to build resilience and sustainability, competitiveness, scale and export preparedness into their operations.

Western Australian food and beverage manufacturing and processing businesses can apply for up to two vouchers, with up to $15,000 per business available to access expert advice across five categories of professional services.

The Program has issued close to $1M in professional service vouchers that have helped to successfully transform over 134 agrifood and beverage manufacturing businesses, many that use locally sourced ingredients – generating jobs and flow on benefits to industry, communities, and the State economy. Check out comments from previous participants of the program who redeemed vouchers to grow and expand their businesses.

Successful recipients of Round Three

View the list of successul recipients for Round Three here.

About round four

Vouchers will be provided to competitive WA businesses that meet the eligibility criteria and whose business development objectives are most closely aligned with the State Government’s objectives including:

  • Growing and diversifying the State’s economy - Future jobs and skills;
  • Stronger, safer communities;
  • Investing in climate action;
  • Investing in the regions.

Vouchers will be offered on a competitive application basis to support contracting professional consultancy services in one or more of the following five categories:

  1. Business planning;
  2. Manufacturing for business growth;
  3. Sales and marketing;
  4. Financial health;
  5. Environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

More information on these categories can be found in the Guidelines document.

Eligible businesses may apply for up to two vouchers this round with a maximum combined value up to $15 000 (depending on total sales turnover) and are required to match the voucher funding dollar-for-dollar. 

If your business is interested in engaging an industry consultant or expert, you may find our WA Food and Beverage Professional Service Provider Directory useful.

How to apply

Open - Round Four is open for applications via SmartyGrants until 5.00pm (AWST) Monday 27th March 2023.

More information

Our Frequently Asked Questions document will support development of your application.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Tilwin Westrup, Development Officer, on mobile +61 (0)467 787 133 or email tilwin.westrup@dpird.wa.gov.au. Alternatively, please email foodindustryinnovation@dpird.wa.gov.au.

Successful recipients

Find out more about the successful recipients of previous rounds.

Contact information

Food Industry Innovation
+61 (0)8 9881 0221