Export assistance and funding

There are organisations who can help or offer funding to companies wanting to take their business global.

All states and territories

Grants & Assistance Finder is a free service provided by www.business.gov.au. You can search for grants and assistance by state or territory.

Export Finance Australia offers a number of products to help Australian SME exporters achieve export success.

Export Council of Australia offers export courses.

Business Enterprise Centres Australia have offices all over Australia and offer services such as mentoring, business analysis, business information, training programs, grants and business networking.

Australia-China Business Council promotes business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China. You can contact the Australia China Business Council in each state and territory.

Tradestart is a partnership between Austrade and local state and territory government to help small and medium-sized exporters succeed in international markets.


Canberra Business Chamber offers training, events and networking opportunities.


NSW Department of Industry offers information about how to invest in NSW, grants, how to export, industries, skills and training. They also offer support to small business.

NSW Business Chamber offers business improvement, education, legal advice and export support.

Northern Territory

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation connects business and government across industries and regions.

Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory support to business in a number of key areas including industrial relations, training, employment, education and training advice, networking and premier business events


Trade & Investment Queensland provides information and advice to help Queensland companies take advantage of export opportunities.

South Australia

BusinessSA, South Australia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers training and events to help you export.

The Department for Trade and Investment provides training and grant programs to guide and support exporters from South Australia.


Global Victoria (previously Trade Victoria) is a global network of Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices that supports your business to connect with global markets, sustain strong trading partnerships and capitalise on export opportunities.

Western Australia

Government of WA’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation has offices in several countries.

WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers advice on employees, IR, human resources and marketing. To help you to export from WA, they’ve set up the International trade and investment centre. They can provide access to international and local networks, tools and compliance sources in more than 90 countries.