Investor Readiness Program

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The Investor Readiness Program is a Western Australian Government initiative of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The program aims to support Western Australian agriculture, food and beverage businesses be more internationally competitive by providing a range of  tools, incentives and resources to become investor ready, attract capital and build capacity to support economic growth in Western Australia.

The Investor Readiness Program has been providing comprehensive investment support for small and medium businesses since 2019.

In 2020 we delivered a suite of virtual Investor Ready masterclasses with BDO Australia and in 2021 we have partnered with the Small Business Development Corporation to deliver a range of investor ready workshops across regional and metropolitan Western Australia.

The program provides funding, services and resources to support Western Australian small and medium agribusiness become more internationally competitive and investor ready.

Explore our range of events, funding and resources outlined below.


A series of investor ready workshops are available to support Western Australian agriculture, food and beverage businesses improve their business and financial skills to grow, be more competitive and raise capital or investment.

View our calendar of events and investor readiness workshops to reserve a seat at one of our investor ready programs


A series of digital resources including investor readiness guides and business strategies have been developed to support Western Australian agriculture, food and beverage businesses improve their skills and confidence in undertaking capital raising.

View or download the suite of investor readiness resources

Skill Development Workshops,



A range of masterclasses and webinars were delivered with our partner BDO Australia throughout August and December in 2020 that enabled Western Australian businesses to increase their capacity to become investor ready.

Review the range of masterclasses delivered in 2020.

Register for future events, workshops or training by emailing


A competitive grant program to support small to medium enterprises become investor ready with support from professional services was delivered. Successful businesses were introduced to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and/or Austrade pipeline of investor ready businesses.

Applications for the 2020 program are closed. 


To enquire about capital raising or future funding or simply learn more about the Investor Readiness Program, please contact the Investment Services team on 08 9368 3590 or email