There are several ways to fund a business: family and friends, grants, government programs, employee equity, awards, crowd-funding, angel investors, banks, and loans. For some innovators, strategic partnering and licensing may also be appropriate. Some useful links below.
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Government grants & programs:
Equity Crowd Funders:
Melbourne Angels http://melbourneangels.net/
Australian Investment Network https://www.australianinvestmentnetwork.com/entrepreneurs-home
Bank Australia Nhttps://bankaust.com.au/business-and-community/
On-line business loans: