Mornington Peninsular
Greater Melbourne

Here’s how the Capability Connection works

Why we created the Capability Connection

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government received feedback from industry regarding difficulties finding businesses that could supply or retool their offering to meet supply chain needs locally. The Capability Connection was developed with industry to provide a simple register and search for local suppliers and opportunities.

This is a pilot initiative that is initially available in 3 regions:

How it works

Businesses register their capabilities and can search for other businesses that have capabilities that can help them find work and/or rebuild their supply chains.

Capability Connection aims to:

  • 1 Foster collaboration between local businesses
  • 2 Support local investment
  • 3 Promote business opportunities both within and beyond the locality

Use Capability Connection to:

Promote your capabilities

Promote your capabilities

Register your business with Capability Connection to promote your capabilities to other businesses in your region.

Find a supplier that meets your needs

Search for supplier capability and connect via email, or give them a call.

Look for opportunities

Look for opportunities

Businesses can register specific opportunities (either to seek or provide supplies or services) on Capability Connection. Businesses looking for services will find your opportunity listing and can connect with you to express their interest.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do I have to pay to be on the Capability Connection?

No. Registration and listing opportunities is free.

I am outside the pilot area, can I still register my business?

No. The Capability Connection is a pilot. If successful we'll consider rolling it out to other areas in Australia.

You can register for updates.

There are many aspects to my business – can I have multiple profiles?

You don't need more than one profile. Your Capability Connection profile can outline all of your businesses' capabilities.
If your business has separate ABNs you can register each one separately.

Can I add another contact to my profile?

No. At this stage you are only allowed a single contact on your profile. If the Capability Connection is successful and rolled out further, we will look into additional features and improvements.

I am an Indigenous owned business, can I promote that?

Yes. You can add “Indigenous" to your list of capabilities to enable people searching for indigenous businesses to find you.

What are the system requirements to use the Capability Connection?

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Who do I contact for support?

You can email the support team.

Where can I find further information to help my business?

You can start with Support for businesses in Australia.