Biz Secure

Businesses

Businesses can apply to receive a voucher through the Biz Secure program to undertake security improvements to better protect their premises against break-ins.

Individual businesses / organisations can apply here

A cluster of businesses, such as a small shopping complex, can apply here

Who can apply?

To apply you must:

  • be incorporated under an Act of the Northern Territory (NT) or the Commonwealth, or is a sole trader or partnership operating with a NT registered business name
  • be physically located in the NT
  • operate from commercial premises
  • offer services to customers from a shopfront premises or have at least one external publicly accessible entry / exit point
  • offer goods and / or services to the public
  • have no more than 100 employees
  • have been incorporated / registered, and
  • hold a valid ABN.

Who can’t apply?

  • Businesses that don’t operate from a fixed premises (for example, mobile businesses).
  • Publicly listed companies.
  • Home based businesses or businesses operating from residential premises.
  • Businesses that do not operate from commercial premises.
  • Large shopping centres
  • Government and local government bodies, businesses and organisations
  • Educational institutions, schools and businesses / organisations operating out of educational institution / school grounds, including pre-schools.

How to apply

  • Complete the online application form if you are an individual business or if you are a cluster of businesses.
  • If you are approved, select a registered security audit contractor to complete the mandatory security audit on your premises. The cost of the security audit is covered by the program (up to $2,000 for individual businesses and up to $7,000 for a cluster of businesses) is covered by the program.
  • Once the security audit has been completed, you will be able to seek quotes from a registered security supplier and apply for a voucher to carry out security improvement works.
  • For individual business applicants, up to $18,000 will be available in contribution toward the cost of eligible works on the basis that the program will contribute the first $8,000, and the eligible recipient matches dollar-for-dollar the contribution sought from the program thereafter.
  • For cluster business applicants, up to $43,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.
  • In line with the above, the NT Government will provide a voucher to the business receiving the security improvements.
  • Once the job is done, the supplier doing the work receives the voucher as part or full payment. If applicable, the business receiving the work pays the balance.
  • The supplier redeems the voucher from the NT Government.

For further details please see the program terms and conditions.