Who can apply?

Review your eligibility under the EMDG scheme before you apply for reimbursement for your export business's 20-21 financial year expenses.

You can apply if you are an:

  • Australian individual
  • partnership
  • company
  • association
  • cooperative
  • statutory corporation
  • trust

and have done export promotional activities during the year for which you seek an export grant.

Business criteria

Your business must have:

  • income of not more than $50 million in the grant year
  • incurred at least $15,000 of eligible expenses under the scheme. (First-time applicants can combine 2 years expenses)
  • principal status for the export business. (Some exceptions apply, such as non-profit export-focused industry bodies).

The business also must have promoted one of the following:

  • the export of goods or most services
  • inbound tourism
  • the export of intellectual property and know-how
  • conferences and events held in Australia.

Certain organisations and groups can get approval to enable them to apply for a grant. The 2 categories of approved status available are:

  • Approved body (PDF) – an export-focused peak industry association promoting on behalf of its industry
  • Joint venture (PDF) – a group of small to medium Australian businesses cooperating in a joint venture-style marketing arrangement.

Grant entry

First-time applicants must meet grant-entry requirements. You need to provide:

  • financial statements
  • some information that explains your business and your product or service.

Eligibility checklist

Use the EMDG eligibility checklist (PDF 271KB | DOCX 35KB) to help you assess whether your business might be eligible to apply under the EMDG scheme.

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