Checklist to apply

To apply under the EMDG scheme for your expenses for the 2020-21 financial year, review the checklist and prepare to apply online.

  • Review the EMDG eligibility checklist (PDF 371KB | DOCX 35KB) to ensure your business is eligible to apply for EMDG assistance
  • Ensure you have a myGovID
  • Complete the online application form and send your application using the SUBMIT button.

If you need to clarify any part of your application, refer to:

When to apply

You must complete and submit your online application, including all required documents:

  • between 1 July and midnight (AEDT) 30 November 2021
  • or use an approved EMDG Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Consultant who can lodge a claim on your behalf until midnight Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) 28 February 2022.

Austrade does not, by law, accept incomplete or late applications.


If you’re planning to apply for expenses under the EMDG scheme for the 2020-21 grant year you will need to set up your MyGovID.

MyGovID is the Australian Government’s digital identity – a new way to prove who you are online. You can download the myGovID app to your smart device. You can use security features in your device such as fingerprint, face or password to help keep your information secure. This is to protect your identity and help stop other people accessing your information.

Link your MyGovID to your business

Once the app is set up, you need to link your MyGovID to your business using the authorisation service called Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

To get started, the principal authority (business owner) needs to do the following:

Step 1: Set up your MyGovID - download the MyGovID app from the App Store or Google Play and use your Australian identity documents to enrol.
Step 2: Log in to RAM using your MyGovID and link your business. Before you link your business, check your details on the Australian Business Register are up to date so RAM can use the correct information.
Step 3 (optional): Authorise your employees and others in RAM to act on behalf of your business online. They will receive an email to accept the authorisation request using their MyGovID.

Set up your MyGovID and link it to your business using RAM today – it’s simple, secure and flexible.

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As you work through the EMDG application form, you will need to provide documentation, such as financials, invoices or bank statements. The documents we ask you for will depend on what you are claiming.

The application form will have a description of the documents you need to submit. For document descriptions see also A Guide to Applying for EMDG (PDF 3.19MB | DOCX 71KB) under the corresponding question number. The guide also specifies information you must provide if:

  • you are promoting goods that are not made in Australia
  • you have already received 2 grants and have selected the Option B EMDG performance measure.

If you are submitting your own application, you will need to complete and upload an Applicant declaration (PDF) with your EMDG application form. 

If you are a consultant submitting an application on behalf of a client, you need to complete and upload a Consultant declaration (PDF) with the EMDG application form. This form includes the Applicant declaration, which must be completed by the client for whom you are submitting.

For more information, see the EMDG guide to record keeping (PDF).