Last updated: 
11 March 2021

Having a working knowledge of the intellectual property (IP) system can drive business growth by helping you to better cultivate the commercial value of your IP. This section has been designed to give you the information and tools as well as insights into how businesses have protected and profited from protecting their IP.

Take a look at below resources we have created to support you on your IP journey. These materials are freely available to the public to use and share.

If you’re an organisation looking for more information or interested in an IP session, please fill out our request form and our team will get back in touch with you shortly.

Basics of intellectual property

New here? Find out what you need to know to get started with your IP journey.

Indigenous business

Does your business use Indigenous Knowledge or are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business owner looking for information on protecting your cultural knowledge?

Start ups and small to medium business

Protecting your ideas is critical to the success of your small or growing business.

Digital technology business

Get the most out of the intellectual property in your digital, online or tech business.


Does your business import or export? There are many ways to approach a global market with your IP.


As a designer, any time you make something new and original, you are creating intellectual property.


Collaboration between researchers and business is a key element of successful innovation.

Take a look at our research and data initiatives.


Protecting your intellectual property is just the first step to commercialise your idea.


Intellectual property is everywhere. Take a look through Australia’s rich history of innovation.