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 in which the dates of the expenses being claimed actually occurred.

For example, an expense incurred in March 2016 is deemed to have occurred during the 2015–16 grant year. This expense would form part of the EMDG grant application submitted between 1 July and 30 November 2016 (or until 28 February 2017 for Quality Incentive Program consultants).

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: