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The NT Biz Secure Grant

As covid time continues we all in the business world understand it’s been difficult to keep afloat, the Northern Territory governments solutions? Grants. In this blog we will be discussing the Biz secure grant. A great conditional opportunity for businesses within the NT and of course We Fix IT are a service provider.

From our direct source https://bizsecure.nt.gov.au/ it can be understood that the biz secure grant is the NT government attempt to reduce the amount of break ins to businesses. Territory businesses through using this grant are able to make a range of permanent security improvements to better protect themselves against break-ins using Territory enterprises. Individual businesses may be eligible for up to $10,000 of which $2,000 is towards a mandatory, independent security audit and up to $8,000 on a co-contribution basis to complete one or more eligible security improvement jobs. Clusters of businesses, such as small shopping complexes can also apply for up to $50,000 on a co-contribution basis.

Step 1: Apply

A business wanting to make security improvements to their premises to better protect themselves against the risk of break-ins submits their application online through the Biz Secure program – apply to receive a voucher now.

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Step 2: Audit

If the business is approved to access the program, they will have a mandatory, independent security audit on the business premises by a registered security audit contractor. The costs of the security audit is covered by the program ($2,000 for individual businesses and up to $7,000 for a cluster of businesses).

Step 3: Seek Quotes

Once the security audit has been completed, the business will be able to seek quotes from a registered security supplier and apply for a voucher to carry out eligible security improvement works.

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Step 4: Obtain Voucher
  • For individual business applicants, up to $8,000 will be available as a dollar-for-dollar co-contribution toward the cost of eligible works.
  • For cluster business applicants, up to $43,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.

In line with the above, the NT Government will provide a voucher to the business receiving the security improvements.

Step 5: Payment 

Once the job is done, the supplier doing the work receives the voucher as part or full payment. If applicable, the business receiving the work pays the balance.

The supplier that has done the work redeems the voucher from the NT Government.

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  • Be incorporated under an Act of the Northern Territory (NT) or the Commonwealth, or is a sole trader or partnership operating with a NT registered business name
  • Be physically located in the NT
  • Operate from commercial premises
  • Offer services to customers from a shopfront premises or have at least one external publicly accessible entry / exit point
  • Offer goods and / or services to the public
  • Have no more than 100 employees
  • Have been incorporated / registered, and
  • Hold a valid ABN
  • If a not-for-profit organisation, be compliant and up-to-date with all legal obligations.
  •  You are a business that doesn’t operate from a fixed premises (for example, mobile businesses).
  • Publicly listed companies.
  • Home based businesses or businesses operating from residential premises.
  • Large shopping centres
  • Government and local government bodies, businesses and organisations
  • Educational institutions, schools and businesses / organisations operating out of educational institution / school grounds, including pre-schools.

Call We Fix IT and let us help walk you through the process. We are here to answer any questions and provide quotations to help your plans move forwards.

  • Complete the online application form if you are an individual business or if you are a cluster of businesses.
  • If you are approved, select a registered security audit contractor to complete the mandatory security audit on your premises. The cost of the security audit is covered by the program (up to $2,000 for individual businesses and up to $7,000 for a cluster of businesses) is covered by the program.
  • Once the security audit has been completed, you will be able to seek quotes from a registered security supplier and apply for a voucher to carry out security improvement works.
  • For individual business applicants, up to $8,000 will be available as on a dollar-for-dollar co-contribution basis toward the cost of eligible works.
  • For cluster business applicants, up to $43,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.
  • In line with the above, the NT Government will provide a voucher to the business receiving the security improvements.
  • Once the job is done, the supplier doing the work receives the voucher as part or full payment. If applicable, the business receiving the work pays the balance.
  • The supplier redeems the voucher from the NT Government.
  • For further details please see the program terms and conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: information provided within this article has been obtained from https://bizsecure.nt.gov.au/ to ensure all information is current as of 14/02/2022 and accurate We Fix IT have chosen to not summarize or alerted the given information.