To be eligible for an Enterprise Connect review, businesses must:
Possess an Australian Company Number (ACN)
If located in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane - have a revenue or expenditure of more than $2 million and revenue or expenditure under $100 million in the current financial year or one of the two preceding financial years
If located in a regional area, that is, outside the above cities - have revenue or expenditure of more than $1.5 million and revenue or expenditure under $100 million in the current financial year or one of the two preceding financial years
Have operated in Australia and filed Business Activity Statements showing ongoing trading in at least three full consecutive years
Be a manufacturing and/or a manufacturing-related service business
A business whose business activity is classified under Division C ‘Manufacturing’ of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) is a manufacturing firm.
A business is also defined as a manufacturing firm where its predominant business activity is not manufacturing, provided it has an eligible manufacturing division or unit that:
if located in a metropolitan area, have revenue or expenditure of at least $2 million and revenue or expenditure under $100 million in the current financial year or one of the two preceding financial years, or
if located in a regional area have revenue or expenditure of at least $1.5 million and revenue or expenditure under $100 million in the current financial year or one of the two preceding financial years
Not have received a Business Review previously
Comply with its obligations under the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (EOWA). Companies on the list of non-compliant organisations, available at www.eowa.gov.au are not eligible to apply. Note: The EOWA currently applies to organisations with 100 or more employees.
Manufacturing related services
A business is a manufacturing-related service provider if it delivers a service to manufacturing businesses that contributes to the transformation of manufactured products (including their re-processing, re-use or recycling).
Examples of services that are considered to be manufacturing-related include:
Research and Development Services
Product Design Services
Waste Treatment and Disposal Services (ANZSIC code 2921)
Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services (ANZSIC code 6923)
Scientific Testing and Analysis Services (ANZSIC code 6925)
Computer System Design and Related Services (ANZSIC code 7000)
Packaging Services (ANZSIC code 7320)
Electronic (except Domestic Appliance) and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (ANZSIC code 9422)
Machinery Equipment Repair and Maintenance (ANZSIC code 9429)
To be a manufacturing-related service business, you do not need to exclusively provide manufacturing related services described above.
Businesses whose predominant business activity is software development are eligible (i.e. the majority of its revenue or expenditure was obtained from software development). Software development is considered to be either:
individually designed software development or customisation of software already developed by the applicant business,
the process of analysing needs, designing solutions, writing or customising programs, testing them and implementing them to solve problems, or
installation or delivery of software as a service.
Business reviews are also available to small and medium-sized Australian businesses in the following creative industries: design, publishing, software development, writing, architecture, photography, visual arts, television, radio, advertising, film, performing arts, music, games and interactive content.