IBA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, to the Elders past, present, and emerging.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, names and voices of deceased people.


Check that you meet the following criteria:

You must:

  • if you are applying as a sole trader, be over the age of 18 years and of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • if you are applying as an organisation:
    • have at least 50% of the ownership or membership of your organisation held by a person(s) of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
    • be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006,
      and the Indigenous owner(s) of the business (if applicable) are actively involved in the business;

Your business:

  • carries on a business for profit; and
  • has no more than 200 employees; and
  • was established as at 31 March 2020, had operating fixed costs and contracts for the supply or acquisition of goods and services, or was generating revenue;
  • is not wholly owned by the Commonwealth;
  • has been adversely impacted by COVID-19; and
  • None of the relevant persons in your business must:
  • be undischarged bankrupts; or
  • have been found guilty of for an indictable offence against a law of the Commonwealth or another jurisdiction that involves fraud, embezzlement, cybercrime, counterfeiting, identity theft, money laundering, terrorism financing, tax evasion, bribery, corruption, blackmail, forgery, insider trading, market manipulation, an offence under the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth), or any other serious financial crime.
If you qualify you will be taken to the registration form