AustCyber Projects Fund 2019 open for applications


AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) has opened a new Projects Fund worth up to $8.5 million, intended to create and boost important projects in the Australian cyber security sector.

Applications are invited for matched funding from industry-led cyber security projects that contribute to the continued growth of Australia’s cyber security sector, and its impact both domestically and overseas.

“The Projects Fund was established as a three-year initiative as part of our mission to grow a dynamic and globally competitive sector. It supports projects that seek to achieve high impact commercialisation in areas of comparative advantage as well as make a real contribution to the sustained growth of Australia’s cyber security ecosystem,” said Michelle Price, AustCyber’s CEO.

“AustCyber has already provided $6.5 million in matched funding for ten cyber security projects across Australia,” said Ms Price. “We are excited to invite applications for the Projects Fund once again and look forward to receiving Expressions of Interest from individuals as well as partnering innovative Australian organisations.”

In this round, areas of particular interest for AustCyber include building a cyber security capability map, measuring cyber workforce capability and capacity, providing cyber training resources and enhancing cyber security professional learning for schoolteachers.

The application process has been refined to make applying easier. Two project categories have also been introduced:

  1. Proposed projects should address one or more specific ‘sector challenges’ that provide core infrastructure for the sustained growth of Australia’s cyber security sector.
  2. Proposed projects directly addressing the Sector Knowledge Priorities described in Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan.

Expressions of Interest are now open and for this round will close on 12 July 2019.

For more information on the relevant merit criteria and details on how to apply, see the Projects Fund information on AustCyber’s website or direct to