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How can we assist you

Austrade North America helps companies in the US and Canada identify and take up investment opportunities in Australia as well as to source Australian goods and services. Our assistance includes:

  • Providing insight on Australian capabilities
  • Identifying potential investment projects and strategic alliance partners
  • Helping you identify and contact Australian suppliers.

FAQs

I am interested in investment opportunities in Australia.

Working in partnership with Australian state and territory governments, Austrade provides North American investors with the information needed to make direct investments in Australian projects and companies.

Austrade’s services are free of charge for North American investors and include:

  • Initial coordination of business enquiries
  • Information on the Australian business and regulatory environment
  • Market intelligence
  • Identifying suitable investment projects and companies
  • Advice on Australian government programs and the approval process

To find out more please visit Invest in Australia

I am a service provider in North America and am interested in working with Australian companies.

Austrade North America works with service providers to facilitate partnerships with Australian companies. Examples of service providers include finance specialists, lawyers, investors, regulation experts, business consultants and advisors, accelerators and incubators and institutes.

Austrade maintains a database of professional service providers that can assist Australian exporters and international investors with their business needs. This database is not publicly accessible and information in this database will only be provided to organisations who are recipients of the referrals service.

Please apply to be included in our referral service provider database

I am interested in exporting from North America to Australia.

The exporting of goods from the United States is under the purview of the U.S. Commercial Service Australia. The U.S. Commercial Service Australia, helps U.S. companies do business in Australia by finding agents, distributors, representatives, and end users for U.S. products and services. Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service Australia website for more information.

The exporting of goods from Canada is under the purview of Export Development Canada (EDC). As a financial Crown corporation, EDC provides financing, insurance, bonding, trade knowledge, and matchmaking connections to help Canadian companies sell and invest abroad. Please visit the EDC website for more information.

Where can I find more information on trade shows and exhibitions in Australia?

You will find information about international business events that Austrade is participating in or organising at the Events page of Austrade’s website.

I am an education provider in North America and would like to partner with Australian education providers.

Austrade works with North American education providers to facilitate new partnerships with Australian education and training providers. Partnership development can include research collaborations, formal student or researcher exchanges and joint degrees between research and teaching universities, technical colleges and commercial partners.

Austrade publishes a weekly newsletter called the Market Information Package (MIP). North American education providers have the opportunity to post partnership requests through the MIP, which is received by hundreds of Australian education and training providers. Please visit the Market Information Package website to read more.

I am an Australian company new to North America, how can Austrade assist me?

Austrade North America is able to assist you with market information, tailored services or refer you to specialist service providers if your request is outside of Austrade’s expertise or focus. Please email us at USA@austrade.gov.au or Canada@austrade.gov.au and one of our industry specialists will respond to your email.

I am an Australian living in North America and would like to network with fellow Australian professionals. How can Austrade North America introduce me to other Australian professionals?

Austrade works with a large number of Australian professionals in North America and our eight offices host a variety of networking events, often in partnership with the Australian American Chambers of Commerce (AACC or AmCham)

Please visit the Events page of Austrade’s website to check the calendar for events near you, as well as visit the website for your nearest AACC group. The AACC is active in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Atlanta.

If you would like to partner with Austrade through the Landing Pad program or other business networks, please email us at USA@austrade.gov.au or Canada@austrade.gov.au.

I would like to locate Australian suppliers for a particular product? How can Austrade North America help me?

Austrade has a directory with listings from thousands of Australian companies, their products and services. Please visit Austrade’s Australian Suppliers Directory .

Where can I get general information on Quarantine and Export Inspection matters?

For information on quarantine and export inspection matters, please visit the website of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources .

I am a student and would like to study in Australia.

Find out more information about studying in Australia on the Study in Australia website and the Study in Australia Facebook page.