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Information on becoming an EMDG Consultant


EMDG Extended Lodgement Consultant QIP Determination 2012


Resources for Consultants

This section provides resources for EMDG Consultants.

Applicants preparing their own applications should return to the Apply page.

From 1 July 2014, provisions preventing the payment of EMDG grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant who is assessed to be a not fit and proper person will apply. The relevant Guideline and its Explanatory Statement can be accessed on the Australian Government’s ComLaw website.

The application form is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions - Firefox automatically updates).  Also acceptable is Windows Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 5.0+.

Google Chrome is not supported by AUSkey, so is not recommended.

Microsoft release a new browser called 'Microsoft Edge' with Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is not supported for AUSkey and is the default browser for Windows 10 operating system.  You are still able to use Internet Explorer (IE) 11 with Windows 10.  To select IE11 go to start=> All applications=> Windows=> Internet Explorer.  Read more about AUSkey browser compatibility.

Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 600.

To prevent errors, please do not use your browser “Back” button to move between pages in the application form.


Austrade must receive your completed application form and required documents between 1 July 2015 and midnight 30 November 2015 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) i.e. Canberra time, or midnight 29 February 2016 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) if your application is lodged through an approved EMDG Consultant.  Grants consultants usually charge on a success fee basis.  


Your application is only received by Austrade when you click the green "SUBMIT" button at the end of the form.


Start your EMDG application


MS EXCEL TEMPLATES - to be saved in .csv (comma-separated-value) format

Instructions on how to use these templates and how to save in .csv format for uploading into on-line application form:

Expenses Schedules:

Guide to Schedule 1A Overseas representation

Schedule 1A Overseas representation

Guide to Schedule 1B Marketing consultants

Schedule 1B Marketing consultants

Guide to Schedule 2 Marketing Visits

Sample of Schedule 2 Marketing Visits

Schedule 2 Marketing Visits

Guide to Schedule 3 Communications

Schedule 3 Communications

Guide to Schedule 4 Free samples

Schedule 4 Free samples

Guide to Schedule 5 Trade fairs and promotional events

Schedule 5 Trade fairs and promotional events

Guide to Schedule 6 Promotional Literature & Advertising

Schedule 6 Promotional Literature & Advertising

Guide to Schedule 7 Overseas buyers

Schedule 7 Overseas buyers

Guide to Schedule 8 Registration and / or insurance of eligible intellectual property

Schedule 8 Registration and / or insurance of eligible intellectual property

Earnings Schedules:

Guide to Schedule 9A Export earnings - Goods

Schedule 9A Export earnings - Goods

Guide to Schedule 9B Export earnings - Services / Intellectual property rights / Know-how

Schedule 9B Export earnings - Services / Intellectual property rights / Know-how

Guide to Schedule 9C Export earnings - Tourism services

Schedule 9C Export earnings - Tourism services

Guide to Schedule 9D Export earnings - Event promoters

Schedule 9D Export earnings - Event promoters

Guide to Schedule 9E Export earnings - Related entities

Schedule 9E Export earnings - Related entities

Other Schedules:

Guide to Schedule 10 - Related companies

Schedule 10 - Related companies

Consultant and Applicant Declaration

Consultant frequently asked questions


Reported EMDG Grant Eligibility Position Disclosure template (.dotx)

Reported EMDG Grant Eligibility Position Disclosure template (.dot)

Second Tranche payment for the 2013-14 grant year

Find out more

Initial payment ceiling amount for the 2014-15 grant year

Find out more

Amendments to the EMDG Act

See amendments to the EMDG Act that apply to expenditure this year.

Success stories

Read about how other exporters have benefited from EMDG grants

EMDG Fraud Hotline

Provided for those who wish to confidentially report suspected fraud.

How to report a suspected fraud

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