Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

What is EMDG?

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

The EMDG scheme:

  • encourages small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
  • provides up to eight (8) grants to each eligible applicant.

For more information on the EMDG scheme, please visit our Publications page.

Who are our stakeholders?

As well as our clients, the many Australian small and medium-sized businesses that apply for grants each year, Austrade works with a range of other stakeholders including:

How to apply

Self-lodged applications for the 2015-16 grant year are now CLOSED.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) applications for the 2015-16 grant year, lodged by consultants approved under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program, are open from 1 July 2016 to mid-night (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on 28 February 2017.

Self-Lodged applications for the 2015-16 grant year, and those applications lodged by consultants not approved under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program closed at mid-night (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on 30 November 2016