Export Market Development Grants

Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises to market and promote their goods and services globally.

Changes to EMDG

Reforms to EMDG came into effect on 1 July 2021, reorienting EMDG from a reimbursement scheme to a grant program. During the transitional 2021–22 financial year, both the reimbursement scheme and grant program will run concurrently.

Getting help with 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 EMDG program open at 9:00 am AEST on 6 July 2022. Applications will be open for 6 weeks, closing at 4:00 pm AEST on 17 August 2022.

The EMDG 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 representative bodies to help their members become export ready and export successfully.

Find out about eligibility and how to apply.

EMDG from 1 July 2021