Our Modern Manufacturing Strategy
The Modern Manufacturing Strategy is a whole-of-government strategy to help Australian manufacturing scale-up, become more competitive and resilient — creating jobs for now and future generations.
For Australia to be recognised as a high-quality and sustainable manufacturing nation that helps to deliver a strong, modern and resilient economy for all Australians.
We will achieve this through four pillars
The Strategy is the Australian Government’s action plan to develop manufacturing to deliver positive economic outcomes and create jobs.
|Getting the economic conditions right for business
|Making science and technology work for industry
|Focusing on areas of advantage
|Building national resilience for a strong economy
We will work closely with industry to achieve our goals
The Strategy is for industry, by industry. Government and industry are coming together to make bold changes that will create strong, resilient, thriving and internationally competitive manufacturing businesses.
Create the business environment to support manufacturing jobs and encourage new investment.
Support a more industry-focused science and technology system which helps boost productivity, scale and competitiveness.
Lock in productive and competitive firms with high impact sectoral growth.
Australia’s National Manufacturing Priorities
There are manufacturing growth opportunities in each of our National Manufacturing Priorities, with the potential to deliver long‑term transformational outcomes for the Australian economy.
- Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing
- Food & Beverage
- Medical Products
- Recycling & Clean Energy
Key initiatives will deliver immediate and long-term economic benefits.
$1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative
The MMI will transform manufacturing businesses and help them to scale-up, translate ideas into commercial successes and integrate into local and international value chains.
$107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative
The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative will help Australia address identified gaps in critical supply chains.
$52.8 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund round two
The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund round two will deliver quick action to unlock business investment on shovel ready projects.