Stephanie Guiney
Stephanie Guiney
Senior Analyst

The Queensland Government has allocated $20 million to the Made in Queensland Program (MIQ) – Round 6 to transform manufacturing operations of Queensland small-to-medium enterprises through investment in state-of-the-art technologies.

The MIQ seeks to boost the global competitiveness of Queensland’s manufacturing sector through offering grants of $50,000 to $2.5 million towards projects that:

  • Adopt or integrate world-leading technologies including:queensland grant information
    • New advanced robotics, Industry 4.0 and/or Industry 5.0 equipment (such as automation of existing processes or digital twin technology); or
    • Sector-relevant Industry 4.0 and/or 5.0 technologies, systems and processes (such as AI analytics, digital connectivity and carbon monitoring); 
  • Create high-skilled manufacturing jobs in Queensland; and
  • Improve energy efficiency, export, reshoring, or decarbonisation of manufacturing processes.

If you’re a Queensland manufacturer looking to achieve greater efficiencies, scale, or expansion into new products or export markets, consider whether the MIQ program could be used to support your business.


Queensland-registered for-profit manufacturing businesses that:

  • Have 5 - 200 FTE employees (at least 5 FTE based in Queensland); and queensland government manufacturing grant
  • Have ownership of existing equipment required for manufacturing operations, and planned ownership of grant-funded equipment
  • Propose a project that:
    • Has a Queensland project site.
    • Can be completed within 12 months; and
    • Implements advanced robotics, Industry 4.0 or Industry 5.0 equipment, or a sector-relevant technology, system or process.

Businesses can be awarded funding in multiple rounds, but total funding awarded to applicants and any associated entities cannot cumulatively exceed $2.5 million across Rounds 1 – 6 of the Program.

Made in Queensland Program - Round 6 will fund up to 50% of the costs of

  • Purchase, installation, integration and/or commissioning of eligible equipment and technology;
  • Other costs essential to project success, such as:SME queensland grant
    • Professional advice
    • Development of critical plans and strategies
    • Cybersecurity expenses
    • Training in the use of new software or integrated technologies
    • Equipment freight.

Applications are submitted via the Queensland Government’s Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water online grants portal. This involves:

  • Completing online portal questions; and
  • Uploading a range of attachments, including a detailed project plan, project budget, quotes for expenditure items, and other supporting documentation.

Applications close at 9am AEST on 11 December 2023. 


To learn how our Government Grants team can assist you in applying for grant funding under the Made in Queensland grant program, please contact Dr Rebecca Barnes on (08) 8214 7944.