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 industries.

The EMDG scheme:

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

See EMDG at a glance (PDF) for an overview of the scheme.

What is a grant year?

A grant year is the financial year (July to June) in which the dates of the expenses being claimed actually occurred.

Expenses incurred in a grant year must be claimed as part of the EMDG application submitted in the financial year immediately following (except your first application, which can include expenses from the two financial years immediately before the application).

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: