Export Market Development Grants

Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in overseas markets.

Changes to EMDG

From 1 July 2021, the EMDG reimbursement scheme will become a grant program. The new EMDG grant program begins on 1 July 2021. During the 2021-22 financial year, both the EMDG reimbursement scheme and grant program will run concurrently in the transition year.

Getting help with eligible export expenses incurred before 1 July 2021

If you have eligible expenses for the financial year ending 30 June 2021 you can submit an application for reimbursement from 1 July to 30 November 2021 (or 28 February 2022 if you use a participating EMDG consultant).

EMDG to 30 June 2021


Getting help with export marketing from 1 July 2021 onwards

If you are planning promotional activities from 1 July 2021 onwards, applications for the new grant program will open at 9am AEST on 16 August and close at 5pm AEDT on 30 November 2021.

The EMDG grant program will retain many of the same features and benefits, plus a number of improvements:

  • Simplified legislation
  • A streamlined application process
  • Apply once for a grant of 2 or 3 years
  • Know how much funding you will receive before you spend.

There are 3 different grants available, depending on your export-business maturity. There are also grants for industry representatives to help their members become export ready and export successfully.

Find out about eligibility and how to apply.

EMDG from 1 July 2021


Apply for a grant

Find out about making an EMDG application.

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About EMDG

The EMDG scheme encourages small- and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets.

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Find out how to get the most out of the EMDG scheme.

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Find updates about the EMDG scheme, and related information relevant to your export activities.

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