Deadly Deals

5 November, 2019

Deadly Deals provides grants to support Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market.

Deadly Deals aims to:

  • support growth in priority industry areas in Queensland
  • help diversify the Queensland economy
  • engage and/or benefit regional Queensland
  • create new jobs or career pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • be an Indigenous business*
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for GST (at time of application)
  • be head-quartered in Queensland
  • have no more than 50 full time equivalent staff
  • have a product development project supported by a business plan and capable of being completed within 12 months

*For the purposes of Deadly Deals, an Indigenous business is defined as a business that is at least 50 per cent or more owned by an Aboriginal person and or a Torres Strait Islander person. It may take the form of a company, incorporated association or trust. For clarity, a social enterprise or registered charity may also be an Indigenous business if it is operating a business.   This definition is in accordance with the Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy.

Guidelines and conditions

How to apply

Deadly Deals has a two-stage application process:

Stage 1: Expression of Interest
Stage 2: Full application by invitation only

Applications are now open by way of Expression of Interest.

An online Expression of Interest must contain

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