EMDG Legislation

Legislative Instruments and Regulations

There are a number of legislative instruments that underpin the operation of the EMDG Act. These documents are available from the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation.

Current versions of relevant legislation are linked below. Previous versions are available by selecting "View series" from the destination page.

Those Guidelines and Determinations remade in 2016 are in effect from 1 July 2016. Claims relating to periods up to 30 June 2016 fall under the previous legislation.

Administrative Guidelines

The EMDG Administrative Guidelines explain Austrade’s interpretation of the EMDG Act and how it is applied by Austrade in administering the EMDG scheme.

Please note: The Guidelines are intended as a guide only in determining issues of eligibility under the EMDG scheme. Businesses are welcome to request in-principle opinions about the eligibility of proposed export promotional expenditure from their local EMDG State Managers.