Export Market Development Grants

Australian ecommerce businesses can seek out some assistance with the Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program built specifically for Australian businesses to get a leg up and grow their exports in international markets. The grants provided by Austrade encourage small to medium online enterprises to market and promote their goods and services globally.

NSW Businesses get access to the Export Assistance Grant.

Latest Changes to EMDG

Reforms to EMDG came into effect on 1 July 2021, reorienting EMDG from a reimbursement scheme to a grant program. During the transitional 2021–22 financial year, both the reimbursement scheme and grant program will run concurrently.

Getting help with export expenses incurred before 1 July 2021

If you have eligible expenses for the financial year ending 30 June 2021 you can submit an application for reimbursement from 1 July to 30 November 2021 (or 28 February 2022 if you use a participating EMDG consultant).

Get the application for EMDG Grant from 30 June 2021.

Getting help with export marketing from 1 July 2021 onwards

If you are planning promotional activities from 1 July 2021 onwards, applications for the new grant program open at 9 am AEST on 16 August and close at 5 pm AEDT on 30 November 2021.

The EMDG program will retain many of the same features and benefits, plus a number of improvements:

  • Simplified legislation
  • A streamlined application process
  • Apply once for a grant of 2 or 3 years
  • Know how much funding you will receive before you spend.

There are 3 different grants available, depending on your export-business maturity. There are also grants for industry representative bodies to help their members become export ready and export successfully.

Find out about eligibility and how to apply. EMDG Application from 1 July 2021.

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