Austrade Services

At Austrade, we're experts at connecting Australian business to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

Whether you're an Australian company ready to expand your business globally or an international company looking for opportunities in Australia, Austrade can assist.

For Australian exporters and education providers we make it easier to go further, faster with a range of services delivered online, in person or via our partners. For international companies, we provide the contacts and information you need to establish your business successfully in Australia or to make the right decision in sourcing Australian products or services.

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Eligibility for Austrade Services

To receive services from Austrade, your organisation must be:

  • A registered business in your country
    • Australian organisations must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Seeking to conduct international business activities that:
    • bring an economic benefit to the Australian economy such as exporting goods or services from Australia or foreign direct investment into Australia
    • enhance the reputation of Australia or Australian industries
  • Committed to obeying the laws of Australia and foreign nations, including compliance with anti-bribery legislations.

In addition, Australian organisations must be internationally ready. To determine if you are internationally ready, conduct a self-assessment at austrade.gov.au/International-Readiness-Indicator.

Services for Australian companies

Each year, we help thousands of small to medium-size Australian businesses kick-off their export ventures to achieve their potential.

We make it easier for Australian businesses to go global by providing valuable advice on trade and investment processes, protocols and regulation. We reduce the commercial risk of exporting by providing support, contacts and advice at every step of the journey, helping Australian exporters go further, faster.

Austrade services are delivered online, in person or via partners, such as the TradeStart program delivered by advisers located within state and territory governments, and industry bodies.

The Austrade website provides comprehensive information on how to export and select export markets most suitable to your product or service. Use the Austrade website to research export opportunities and prepare your export strategy. You can also register to receive alerts and updates from Austrade in areas of interest, including international trade shows and missions where you can showcase your products overseas.

Austrade can help you identify and understand your target markets. The services we offer online are suitable for companies at all stages of their global growth journey and we continue to be develop them. The services can be personalised to deliver information and insights into markets and sectors when and where you need it.

Austrade works with high growth/high potential companies to access services in-market.

More detail on Austrade services to exporters is available at How Austrade can help.

Services for Australian education providers

Austrade's role includes the international marketing and promotion of Australian education and training.

We deliver branding, international marketing and promotion services on behalf of the Australian education sector. This includes positioning an Australian education internationally through the international education brand, Future Unlimited.

Austrade also supports Australian education and training providers through a range of tailored services to support their international education engagement strategies, including accurate and timely market intelligence and opportunities provided through Austrade's Market Information Package.

For more information, go to Education .

Financial support for exporters

Austrade administers the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Scheme, the Australian Government's financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.

For more information on government assistance programs, go to Export assistance and funding .

Services for international investors

Austrade is responsible for the promotion, attraction and facilitation of productive foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia. We are the first national point-of-contact for all investment enquiries.

We help investors identify how Australian goods and services can be used to find the missing link in their global supply chains

Working in partnership with Australian state and territory governments, we provide qualified investors with the information needed to establish or expand a business in Australia.

Available assistance to potential international investors includes:

  • Coordination of Australian investment enquiries and government assistance
  • Information on the Australian business and regulatory environment
  • Market intelligence and investment opportunities
  • Identification of suitable investment locations and partners in Australia
  • Assistance with site visits to Australia
  • Advice on Australian government programs and approval processes

Our services to international companies are free, comprehensive and confidential.

To deliver the greatest value to the Australian economy, our services are focused on promoting Australia as a competitive investment destination and attracting productive foreign direct investment (FDI) that is of strategic importance, builds Australian capabilities and enhances productivity.

For more information, go to Investment specialists.

Services for international buyers

We connect foreign businesses to Australian goods and services that give them a competitive edge.

International buyers can also search for potential suppliers on the Australian Suppliers Database.