Export Market Development Grants Guidelines and legislation

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program has 3 governing documents from 1 July 2021. These include the EMDG Guidelines.

Download the Round 1 guidelines 

EMDG Grant guidelines 2021-22 (DOCX 2.46MB)

Note that these guidelines only apply to Round 1 of the EMDG program.

Download the Round 2 guidelines 

EMDG Grant guidelines 2022-23 (DOCX 1.09MB)

About the guidelines

The EMDG Grant Guidelines describe in plain English:

  • the governing rules for EMDG
  • who is eligible
  • how to apply
  • how we assess applications
  • how to get funding.


Other EMDG governing documents are the:

Guidelines improvement for Round 2

We made minor updates to the guidelines in response to feedback. These were to:

  • clarify grant amounts. Check changes in:
    • Section 1.1, ‘Key Details’
    • explanations in Section 3, ‘Grant Amount and Grant Period’
  • ensure compliance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines. In particular, we must make payments directly to the applicant. Check Section 9.3, ‘How We Pay the Grant’
  • clarify export evidence requirements (Tier 2 and 3). Check Section 6.3, ‘Preparing Information for your Application’
  • give definitions for annual income and strategic shift. Check Section 13, ‘Glossary’.

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