Digital Enterprise program
The opportunities for small businesses in Australia's broadband future are limitless. The NBN presents Australian small businesses with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grasp a global long-term advantage.
The Digital Enterprise Program provides free group training and face-to-face support for small-to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to help improve the way you do business and deliver services online.
- Round five open
- Questions and Answers - round five
- About Digital Enterprise
- Virtual Advisor Program
- List of service providers
- Further information
Round five open
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy has now called for applications from local organisations to deliver round five of the Digital Enterprise program.
Grant funding is available to establish Digital Enterprise service in the following locations:
South East / Mornington Peninsula
- Cardinia, Casey - North, Casey – South, Dandenong, Monash, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, and surrounding suburbs.
Inner South / Inner East
- Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Stonnington – East, Booroondara, Manningham – West, Whitehorse – West, and surrounding suburbs.
- Knox, Manningham – East , Maroondah, Whitehorse – East, Lilydale, Bayswater, and surrounding suburbs.
North West and Inner West
- Keilor, Moreland – North, Sunbury, Tullamarine, Broadmeadows, Strathmore, Essendon – West, Coburg – North and surrounding suburbs – this service provider will also be accessed by businesses in inner Western Melbourne areas such as Footscray.
Inner South West / Sutherland
- Bankstown, Canterbury, Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale, Cronulla, Miranda, Caringbah, Sutherland, Menai, Heathcote, and surrounding suburbs.
South West / Outer South West
- Bringelly, Green Valley, Fairfield, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly, and surrounding suburbs.
North Sydney / Hornsby / Ryde
- Chatswood, Lane Cove, Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney, Mosman, Pennant Hills, Epping, Ryde, Hunters Hill, and surrounding suburbs.
City / Inner South / Eastern Suburbs
- Botany, Marrickville, Sydenham, Petersham, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney Inner City, and surrounding suburbs.
North West / North East
- Joondalup, Stirling, Wanneroo, Bayswater, Bassendean, Mundaring, Swan and surrounding suburbs.
- Bribie, Beachmere, Caboolture, Caboolture Hinterland, Narangba, Burpengary, Redcliffe, Hills District, North Lakes, Strathpine and surrounding suburbs.
Logan and Beaudesert
- Beaudesert, Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Jimboomba, Loganlea, Carbrook, Springwood, Kingston and surrounding suburbs.
Please note: maps detailing the above metro service delivery areas are included with the program guidelines.
New South Wales
- Albury-Wodonga* (also under Vic)
- Wagga Wagga
- Albury-Wodonga* (also under NSW)
* Only one service will be established to deliver services in Albury-Wodonga.
The closing date for round five applications is 2pm AEST, 7 June 2013.
- Digital Enterprise round 5 program guidelines (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Digital Enterprise round 5 program guidelines (DOC, 2.1 MB)
- Media release: Applications sought for Digital Enterprise program Round 5
- Media release: $12.9 million extra for NBN initiatives across Australia
Questions and answers - round five
These questions and answers are published for the information of round five applicants. Please email any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure all applicants have access to the same information, responses to questions will be published regularly on this page. Please check this webpage regularly for the latest updates.
- Questions and answers from previous rounds (PDF, 398.6 KB)
- Questions and answers from previous rounds (DOC, 53.0 KB)
About Digital Enterprise
The Australian Government is providing $16.1 million in grant funding to establish and support the Digital Enterprise Program in up to 70 communities. All training offered under the Digital Enterprise Program, including face-to-face mentoring, is free.
The Digital Enterprise program was established to contribute to the government's vision for Australia as a leading global digital economy by 2020. In particular, this program is designed to contribute to the Digital Economy Goal that by 2020 Australia ranks in the top five OECD countries in relation to the percentage of businesses and not-for-profit organisations, using online opportunities to drive productivity improvements, expand their customer bases and enable jobs growth. More details about this vision are available in the National Digital Economy Strategy.
Virtual Advisor Program
The Digital Enterprise - Virtual Advisor Program will provide online training to individuals and organisations that are considering establishing an online business or improving their online business presence in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the digital economy. The Virtual Advisor Program will provide participants with access to group and one-on-one video conferencing based training.
The program will primarily assist Indigenous Australians, small to medium Indigenous owned and operated enterprises, and not for profit organisations located in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. Other individuals and organisations are also eligible to participate in the Virtual Advisor Program.
The draft program guidelines are available for consultation at the below link. The consultation period closes at 2.00pm (AEST), Friday 24 May 2013.
- Digital Enterprise - Virtual Advisor Program guidelines (PDF, 960.8 KB)
- Digital Enterprise - Virtual Advisor Program guidelines (DOC, 1.0 MB)
For further information email email@example.com
List of Service Providers
Organisations funded to deliver Digital Enterprise services are listed below. If you are involved with a small-to-medium enterprise or not-for-profit organisation in one of these locations and want to learn how to improve your organisations online engagement or find out more about the benefits of the NBN, please contact your local service provider.
|Location||Service provider||Email address|
|AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY|
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Armidale||Armidale Dumaresq Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Auburn||Auburn City Councilemail@example.com|
|Coffs Harbour||Coffs Harbour City Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kiama||Kiama Community Collegeemail@example.com|
|Liverpool Plains||NSW Business Chamberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Penrith||Nepean Community College Inc.||email@example.com|
|Richmond||TAFE - Western Sydney Institute||WSIDigitalEnterpriseProgram@tafensw.edu.au|
|Riverstone||TAFE - Western Sydney Institute||WSIDigitalEnterpriseProgram@tafensw.edu.au|
|Tamworth||NSW Business Chamberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darwin||Business Enterprise Centre (Darwin Region) Incorporatedemail@example.com|
|Brisbane||Business Success Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goodna||Ipswich City Councilemail@example.com|
|Lockyer Valley||J & B Personnelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Toowoomba||Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE||DigitalEconomy.SQIT@deta.qld.gov.au|
|Townsville||Business Success Groupemail@example.com|
|Adelaide||Adelaide City Councilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Adelaide Hills||RDA Adelaide Hillsemail@example.com|
|Modbury||City of Salisburyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prospect||City of Prospectemail@example.com|
|Salisbury||City of Salisburyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Willunga||City of Onkaparingaemail@example.com|
|Deloraine||3P Consulting Pty Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|George Town||3P Consulting Pty Ltdemail@example.com|
|Kingston Beach||Business and Employmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Launceston||Business and Employmentemail@example.com|
|Midway Point/ Sorell||3P Consultingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Hobart||Business and Employmentemail@example.com|
|St Helens||3P Consultingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Triabunna||Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerceemail@example.com|
|Bacchus Marsh||Darebin Enterprise Centre Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ballarat||University of Ballaratemail@example.com|
|Brunswick||Darebin Enterprise Centre Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Golden Plains Shire||University of Ballaratemail@example.com|
|Hepburn Shire||University of Ballaratfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pyrenees Shire||University of Ballaratemail@example.com|
|South Morang||Darebin Enterprise Centre Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geraldton||City of Greater Geraldtonemail@example.com|
|Melville||Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Incfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Victoria Park||Town of Victoria Park Councilemail@example.com|
|Belmont||Business Foundations Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mandurah||Business Foundations Inc.||email@example.com|
For more information and background, please refer to:
- Media release: Federal government supports high-speed digital Australia
- Media release: Australia to become a leading digital economy by 2020
- Speech by Senator Stephen Conroy: Address to CeBIT Australia 2011
For further information, please contact the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy via a free call to 1800 017 984 on weekdays between 8.30am and 5.00pm AEST, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org