Made in Queensland

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January 2024: ReMade in Queensland Round 1 announced.

December 2023: The Made in Queensland Round 6 closed at 9am AEST 11 December 2023. Assessment of applications received by the closing date and time of 9am on Monday 11 December 2022 has begun.

Made in Queensland (MIQ) is a $101.5 million Queensland Government program helping small and medium sized manufacturers to increase international competitiveness, productivity and innovation, and to generate high-skilled jobs for the future. MIQ supports traditional manufacturers to adopt industry leading equipment, technologies, systems and processes.

Since 2017, MIQ has supported 136 advanced manufacturing projects across the state. It is expected to create and support more than 9,500 jobs over 5 years and generate more than $190 million in private sector investment.

Of the 133 projects funded through MIQ, over 40% are being delivered in regional Queensland, and are expected to create and support more than 4,000 jobs over 5 years.

The MIQ program is part of the Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan to support our manufacturers.

Made in Queensland Round 6

The $20 million Round 6 of Made in Queensland closed for applications at 9am AEST on 11 December 2023.

Queensland-based manufacturers looking to adopt industry leading equipment, technologies, systems and processes that include energy efficiency, export, reshoring, supply chain improvements, sustainability and/or advancement of decarbonisation and net zero outcomes were encouraged to apply for matched funding grants of $50,000 to $2.5 million.

Up to $2.5 million of available funding has been set aside for applications which do not involve the purchase of equipment and are seeking less than $250,000 each in funding.

See the applicant guidelines for full details including eligibility and assessment criteria.

Successful MIQ applicants are required to execute a funding agreement with the Queensland Government. An example funding agreement is provided below for information purposes.

Under this agreement, the Queensland Government may take security over any or all of the funded items. This may involve, for example, security being registered on the Personal Property Securities Register or a deed of priority with other financiers of the project. Applicants should confirm their financier is satisfied with these arrangements before applying.

Useful resources

Still have questions?

Office locationAddressContact
Cairns TAFE Queensland Cairns Campus, S Block
Gatton Street, Manunda QLD 4870
Phone: 0460 030 103
Darling  Downs  South West Clapham Building
203 Tor Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 0428 982 722
Gladstone Room G.47, Martin Hanson Building, Central Queensland University
Gladstone Marina Campus, Gladstone QLD 4680
Phone: 0436 814 547
Gold Coast Unit 2B,
19 Cotton Street, Nerang QLD 4211
Phone: 0429 073 346
Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence,
65 Crichtons Road, Paget QLD 4740
Phone: 0460 022 817
Moreton Bay University of the Sunshine Coast,
1 Moreton Parade, Petrie QLD 4502
Phone: 0482 553 911
Rockhampton Building 37, Central Queensland University
Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Phone: 0499 721 258
Sunshine Coast Mike Ahern Building,
Maroochydore QLD 4558
Phone: 0417 047 523
Townsville TAFE Queensland Trade Training Centre,
763 Ingham Road, Bohle QLD 4818
Phone: 0460 009 462
Wide Bay 16-32 Enterprise Street,
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Phone: 0400 157 261

Success stories

Bridging the gap to global business

Founded in 2002, Wagners Composite Fiber Technologies (CFT) manufactures a composite fiber material for use in the civil engineering construction industry. As a newly floated public company, Wagners CFT sought to expand and increase demand for custom built product by exploring infrastructure markets in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Wagners CRT’s 1 millionth manufactured crossarm

From small beginnings, Wagners CFT’s growth went into high gear in 2018 when – with the support from Made in Queensland – they were able to grow from supplying Australia to supplying the world. With 100 staff, Wagners CFT is a sophisticated world leader in fibre composite design and development and with future growth, the company expects to create more than 50 new jobs over five years, and enhance productivity, profitability and its competitive potential.

Packer Leather

Packer Leather Pty Ltd is a fifth-generation family business based in Narangba. Established in 1891, the company is internationally-recognised as a leading supplier of custom-made performance leather and was named Queensland’s Exporter of the Year in 2015. Through the company’s research and delivery capabilities, their leather products can be customised by colour, finish and technical attributes, tailored to suit specialised applications. Exporting over 250,000 square metres of performance leather annually, they supply a large range of global brands.

Packer Leather products

Packer Leather was awarded a Made In Queensland grant to install an advanced manufacturing system, automated batching system and a rapid pattern press to reduce production and prototyping lead times whilst maintaining product quality. The Queensland Government grant has enabled the company to invest in the latest manufacturing equipment technology to support their export growth, improve energy efficiencies, train and retain highly-skilled staff and importantly, maintaining exceptional product quality.

Urban Turf Solutions

Based on the Gold Coast, Urban Turf Solutions is Queensland’s only synthetic grass manufacturer, and the only privately-owned producer in Australia. Specialising in research, design and manufacture of more than 40 varieties of high quality, synthetic turf, their product has an extensive range of applications, from sporting fields, backyards to playgrounds.

Synthetic grass installed by Urban Turf Solutions

With their awarded Queensland Government Made in Queensland grant, the company expanded their capability, installing a tufting machine to increase speed, capacity, relatability and product consistency, while concurrently reducing waste and operational downtime. Their new equipment and integrated software significantly expanded Urban Turf Solutions’ production capacity and facilitated the growth of their workforce to meet increased demand for their niche turf products.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2024