Get started with exporting

Exporting can be a profitable way to expand your business, spread your risks and reduce your dependence on the local market.

It can also be complex and confusing. There is a lot to navigate and many factors you need to consider. One small step in the wrong direction can lead to significant legal issues and financial loss.

This is why we have developed our Export Guide. It gives you the tools, processes and information you need to get your business export ready.

You'll be guided through each step of setting up your business for exporting success.

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Learn how to:

  • Check your market access
  • Develop your export strategy
  • Find export markets and buyers
  • Meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ship your product

Landing pads

Tap into the global startup ecosystem

Administered by Austrade, Landing Pads provide market-ready Australian startups with access to some of the world’s most renowned startup hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. Applications are now open.

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Export Grants

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.

Who can apply? Any Australian individual, partnership, company, association, co-operative, statutory corporation or trust that has carried on export promotion activities during the year for which they wish to apply for an export grant.

How does EMDG work?

Apply for a grant

You can apply directly or have a consultant apply on your behalf. In either case, applications must be submitted during the standard lodgement period between 1 July and 30 November each year.

Consultants meeting certain criteria can apply for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP). Consultants approved for this program can lodge on behalf of their clients for an extended period until the end of February each year.

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‘It gave us the confidence to expand overseas, which helped us secure a lot of international business, to the point that about 80 percent of our revenue is now coming from international sources’

Franki Chamaki, Co-founder and Director, HIVERY

EMDG success stories

When it comes finding opportunities with overseas companies, Austrade knows how hard it is to stand out from the crowd. Which is where the Australian Suppliers Directory comes in. Now you can get your international business off the ground with far less effort and significantly less cost than it would take to do it yourself.

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FTA Portal expanded to boost Australian services exports

Australia's service sector can better access the full potential of our Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), with a recent upgrade to the award-winning FTA Portal

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