The Australian manufacturing industry is incredibly diverse and includes businesses involved in processing food to producing pharmaceutical products to smelting steel. It contributes over $100 billion to Australian GDP, employs around 950,000 Australians and contributes almost 25% of business expenditure on research and development (R&D).
The department's portfolio responsibilities include:
Publications and Resources
- Manufacturing Performance Report
Provides key indicators on the performance of the manufacturing industry, including employment, gross value added and trade. For a copy of the Report, please email email@example.com.
- Manufacturing Data Card
Provides a snapshot of the manufacturing industry's contribution to the Australian economy and its changes over time.
Support for Manufacturing
Programmes to support Australian manufacturers:
- Skills Connect operates on a co-contribution basis to fund training of new and existing workers in nationally recognised qualifications and skill sets.
GrantsLink and business.gov.au websites provide further information about other Commonwealth, state and territory grant and assistance programmes available to support manufacturers. AusIndustry also provides a Hotline number 13 28 46 for general business advice and support.
Manufacturing Performance Branch
Department of Industry
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 2 6213 6429