Defence Members & their families

Inspiring Australia's veteran community into self-employment

We are proud to work with veterans and Australian Defence Force families through our flagship Enterprise Programme.

Since 2015, we've supported Australia's Defence community to build the confidence, skills and networks they need to safely explore, start and grow small businesses in the rapidly changing world of work.

Ready to explore, start or grow a business?

Are you a current, former, serving or family member of the Defence community? You can access our free programmes tools to explore, start or grow your business.  

Our free programmes and tools are designed to help you on your way:

Launch your idea

This programme will help you explore and start your new business.


Learn online

Learn at your own pace with our Business Basics online course.

Business Basics

Get connected

Join our community of veteran and ADF family entrepreneurs.


Grow your business

Enterprise Accelerator is for established businesses looking to rapidly scale.


Beyond Service Awards

The Beyond Service Awards recognise the depth and breadth of skills and experience veterans and Defence Force families bring to Australia’s small business landscape.

businesses in our enterprise network

We're honoured to showcase businesses from across our Enterprise network. Explore our business registry below.

Transition from the permanent Australian Defence Force (ADF) is something every member and their family will experience at some point in their career. When the time comes, it’s important that you’ve given thought to what you’ll do next, and ensure you’re informed and educated about your options.”

A message from the Chief of Defence Force, ADF Member Transition Guide

with thanks to our programME donors, Funders & sponsors

Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs logo

The King's Trust Australia Enterprise Programme received grant funding from the Australian Government
to support veteran owned businesses.

With thanks to our programme donors Jules McLean, Kay Bryan, and The King's Trust Australia Patrons.

Community Partners

The King's Trust Australia Enterprise Programme would not be possible without our community of industry experts from across Australia, including:

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