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ICT overview

(Last updated: 27 Jun 2011)

Exporting Australian ICT

Australia is well known globally as a source of innovative technologies and the Australian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry continues to grow strongly and integrate into ICT supply chains around the world.

In 2010, Melbourne-based Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), a leader in perimeter intrusion detection systems, providing pipeline, fence and perimeter security systems using fibre optics, was named the Prime Minister’s Australian Exporter of the Year. FFT provides a clear demonstration of Australia’s growing influence in niche technology areas such as security and defence.

Other Australian Export Award 2010 winners from the ICT sector include:

  • Ansarada – a Sydney-based global provider of next generation virtual data rooms that enable faster, easier and safer business transactions;
  • Atlassian – a Sydney-based developer of tracking, collaboration and software development tools that sells to more than 22,000 companies worldwide; and
  • Pivot Marine International – a Tasmanian maritime simulation, training and consultancy firm.

To find out more about how your company can enter the Australian Export Awards, visit

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How can we help you?

The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency.

Through Austrade’s global network, we assist Australian companies to succeed in international business, attract productive foreign investment into Australia and assist international buyers to locate and identify Australian suppliers.

For Australian exporters, we have a comprehensive mix of information and customised services to help you do business with overseas markets and understand foreign regulations and business practices.  We provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Assistance in refining your export strategy
  • Connecting you with trading partners
  • Developing tailored business visit programs

Austrade also administers the Australian Government’s Export Market Development Grant scheme which provides financial assistance for aspiring and current exporters.

To talk to an Austade adviser about your export strategy, call 13 28 78 or email

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