Market Access Program Stream
This Regional Jobs Fund program stream aims to grow regional export potential and access to new markets for business and industry groups. It will do this by supporting investments, projects and activities that enable more comprehensive engagement with new markets, domestically and abroad.
This Regional Jobs Fund program stream aims to grow regional export potential and access to new markets for business and industry groups. It will do this by supporting investments, projects and activities that enable more comprehensive engagement with new markets, domestically and abroad. It will provide funding to support industry development, capability building, strategic export development planning and targeted industry cluster development projects for new markets.
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Objectives of Program
Growing international and domestic exports is crucial for regional Victoria’s long term development. Export-oriented firms have additional market opportunities to increase sales and grow their businesses, resulting in more competitive industries that contribute to wealth generation. There is significant potential for business growth and job creation as a result of improving access to new overseas markets.
The Victorian Government’s Back to Work plan has identified a number of high-growth sectors, which will be targeted for future jobs growth. The Market Access program stream will focus on areas of regional competitive advantage.
It will also give preference to those proposals that seek to enhance market access to grow new market opportunities and invest in potential high-growth and emerging sectors including but not limited to:
- food and fibre
- professional services
- new energy technology
- medical technology, life sciences and healthcare
- transport, defence and construction technology
- international education
- the visitor economy.
This program stream includes the Food Source Victoria initiative.
Activities that will be considered
Through the market access program stream support may be available for:
- strategic export development planning and capabilities development aimed at improving regional businesses’ understanding of and access to new and emerging markets
- targeted industry cluster/network development projects (including educational activity and exploration of the feasibility of exporting, accessing new markets or building business capability).
Activities that will generally not be funded
The following activities will generally not be considered for funding:
- population attraction and tourism infrastructure
- marketing and promotional costs for an individual business.
All project applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate the project’s ability to address each of the core Regional Jobs Fund (RJF) criteria outlined in the Regional Jobs Fund application guidelines.
Applications will also need to address distinct criteria which include how the project will:
- improve industry understanding of a new market opportunity
- enhance the export capabilities of regional industry clusters/networks
- directly support small regional businesses to develop export capabilities.
Prior to submitting an application, applicants are advised to:
- read the RJF application guidelines and the relevant RJF program stream information sheet carefully to establish eligibility
- read the terms and conditions for the fund offered
- discuss the proposed project with your local RDV office.
Familiarise yourself with the RJF application guidelines and relevant Market Access program stream information sheet
Check you can demonstrate the project’s ability to address each of the core Regional Jobs Fund criteria
Contact your local RDV office to discuss your application
Projects funded by this program
|Project Name||Region||Year||Amount Funded|
|Packhouse optimisation in the apple and pear industry (Apple & Pear Australia Ltd)||Gippsland||2016||CiC|
|Scholarship - Barolli Orchards - Julie Barolli||Goulburn||2016||$3,500|
|Scholarship - Dashmir Sherif||Goulburn||2016||$4,000|
|Scholarship - Peter Moller (Rubicon Systems Australia Pty Ltd)||Goulburn||2017||$25,000|
|Scholarship - Jane Casey (Mountain Yuzu)||Ovens Murray||2017||$5,759|
|Central Highlands Straw Pellet Plant Feasibility Study||Central Highlands||2017||CiC|
|King Valley Prosecco Road Plan (Wines of the King Valley Inc)||Ovens Murray||2018||CiC|
|Campbells Wines Interactive Visitor Journey to Discover Muscat of Rutherglen||Ovens Murray||2018||CiC|
|Destination Gippsland - Gippsland Winery Marketing Asset Development Plan||Gippsland||2018||CiC|
|Implementing a regional brand, sales, communication strategy for Wine Gippsland||Gippsland||2018||CiC|
|Kilter Pty Ltd: Organic Processed Tomatoes||Mallee||2018||CiC|
|Holy Goat Cheese: Cheese Works||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Harcourt Consortium||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens: Harcourt organic farming alliance||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Murray Agri and Culinary Tourism Experience||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens: creating the land of milk and honey in rural Australia||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Brand Macedon Ranges Wine - Naturally Cool||Loddon Campaspe||2018||CiC|
|Australian Processing Tomato Research Council Inc.||Loddon Campaspe||2017||CiC|
|Agribusiness Yarra Valley||2017||CiC|
|Cobram & District Fruit Growers Association||Goulburn||2017||CiC|
|InSense Pty Ltd||Goulburn||2017||CiC|
|Scholarship - SJDC Produce Pty Ltd - Domenic Sergi||Mallee||2017||$1,044|
|Scholarship - DS Primarano - Dominic Primarano||Mallee||2017||$1,650|
|Scholarship - Budou Farms - Junko Matsuzaki||Mallee||2017||$6,900|
|Scholarship - Australian Table Grape Association - Rowena Norris||Mallee||2017||$6,400|
|Domestic and Export Market Development for an Expanded Dried Vine Fruit Sector||Mallee||2018||$60,000|
|Southern Ocean Mariculture: Pilot scale production trial of an extract from abalone processing waste||Great South Coast||2018||CiC|
|Scholarship - Tolpuddle Enterprise - Donovan Jacka||Ovens Murray||2017||$6,440|
|Scholarship - Tolpuddle Enterprise - Melissa Land||Ovens Murray||2017||$10,400|
|Mansfield Shire Paddock to Plate Agri Tourism Alliance||Ovens Murray||2017||CiC|
|Tourism North East: Activating Cellar Door Research||Ovens Murray||2018||CiC|
|Goulburn River Valley Tourism Ltd: Discover Wines in the Heart of Victoria||Goulburn||2018||$3,000|
|Winemakers of Rutherglen Integrated Marketing Strategy 2018||Ovens Murray||2018||$50,000|
|Australian Organic Milk Value-Adding Facility||Barwon||2018||CiC|
|Sticky Balsamic Manufacturing, Innovation and Export Expansion||Barwon||2018||CiC|
|Mantzaris Fisheries: Value Adding Australian Prawns||Barwon||2018||CiC|
|Agropraisals Pty Ltd (Plums)||Goulburn||2018||CiC|
|Plant Biosecurity Co-operative Research Centre||Gippsland||2018||CiC|
|Victorian Certified Seed Potato Authority||2018||CiC|
|Australian Table Grape Association (On-line Accreditation Program)||2018||CiC|
|Australian Wine Research Institute (Climate Adaptation-Revised)||Central Highlands||2018||CiC|
|Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation||Wimmera Southern Mallee||2018||CiC|
- This may not be a comprehensive listing of all announced funding through the Regional Jobs Fund, Market Access Program Stream
- CiC indicates the project funded amount is Commercial or Cabinet in Confidence