Businesses can apply to receive a voucher through the Biz Secure program to undertake security improvements to better protect their premises against break-ins.
Who can apply?
To apply you must:
- be a Territory Enterprise (either a for-profit or not-for-profit business)
- be a legal entity (including a sole trader or partnership) trading under a business name registered in the Northern Territory (NT) that held and continues to hold a valid Australian business number (ABN)
- 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
- be incorporated/registered
- hold a valid ABN
- if a not-for-profit organisation, be compliant and up-to-date with all legal obligations.
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
- 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
Read the terms and conditions.
If you are approved for eligible works, a voucher will be issued to either carry out standard improvement works (see below) or a security audit.
- 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).
- 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 the works.
- For individual business applicants, up to $15,000 will be available as on a dollar-for-dollar co-contribution basis toward the cost of eligible works.
- For cluster business applicants, up to $50,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.
- The NT Government will provide a voucher to the business receiving the security improvements.
Standard improvement works
You do not need a security audit of your premises if you are applying for one of the standard improvement works:
- access door repairs
- access door replacement with heavy-duty, secure alternatives
- lock works and hardware
- security screens
- window replacement with more secure alternatives
- glass replacement with secure alternatives
- lockable fencing.
For individual business applicants, up to $15,000 will be available as on a 25:75 co-contribution basis
For cluster business applicants, up to $50,000 will be available as on a 25:75 co-contribution basis.
After the work is complete
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.