ADVI is the peak body for driverless vehicles in Australia and New Zealand with 150 partners. The ADVI International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS) has been running since 2015. In 2021, IDVS will attract speakers on the topics of automation in relation to the mining and defence sectors.

Clean energy vehicles and enabling digital technologies will also be a cornerstone of the summit including presentations from industry partners.



The Business Events program provides delegates, including buyers and sellers, with financial support to attend and participate at exhibitions, conferences and conventions. The initiative will instil confidence back into the business events sector and encourage businesses to return to the event forum.

Close date: 30 Mar 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

Application detail: 

This program is demand driven and will be open until all funding has been allocated.

What do you get?

Grant funding from $10,000 per entity per application up to a maximum of $250,000.

Who is this for?

Australian businesses including sole traders.


Australian businesses including sole traders.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an ABN and be one of the following entities:

  • an individual (sole trader)

  • a partnership

  • a company, incorporated in Australia

  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust

  • an Industry Association promoting the selling or buying of a product or service on behalf of its members.

We can only accept applications where:

  • you intend to register to attend one or more of the events on the Schedule of Approved Business Events

  • your attendance at an approved event will assist your business to do one or more of the following:

    • develop your marketplace diversification (particularly to the domestic market)

    • improve supply chain value and resilience for the Australian economy

    • enhance your ability to pivot to new markets

    • support Australia’s regional economy

  • your business aligns with a government priority sector and the sector benefits from your attendance and participation in the event

  • you have a minimum of $20,000 in total eligible project expenditure

  • you can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding.

More info Key documents

Read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and download the Key Documents available from the grant website:

Grant Period

Open: 4 January 2021
Close: 30 March 2021*

*Note: The program is demand driven and will be open until all funding has been allocated.

Grant Period Pre Approved Event

The ADVI Summit has received accreditation, and is a Pre-Approved Business Event, (your event spend can accumulate over any number of the events listed) – see Schedule of Approved Business Events


Questions about grant applications, eligibility or the program guidelines should be directed to the Business Grants Hub:

Tel. 13 28 46