Export Markets Development Grants is an eligibility-based grant program. You must meet all eligibility criteria to be offered a grant. EMDG Rules 2021 on legislation.gov.au sets the rules for the program.
You must read the EMDG Grant Guidelines.
The Export Market Development Grants Overview 2022 video provides an overview of the EMDG program, eligibility requirements and how to apply for the program.
Note: if you have any problems with the video content, please contact EMDG.
Eligibility requirements include:
Read Section 4.1 of the guidelines for a complete list of eligibility requirements.
EMDG grant funds must be used for:
To be an eligible product, your product(s) must be of substantially Australian origin and be:
For more information, read:
We provide the EMDG grant for expenses in one or more of the following categories:
The EMDG Grant Guidelines have more information, including about ineligible expenses and designated connections.
Austrade is no longer accepting marketing or promotional expenses for the export of products to Russia and/or Belarus. This applies to marketing or promotional expenses incurred:
Austrade considers these expenses detrimental to Australia’s trade reputation. We are excluding them as an eligible expense under rule 47 of the EMDG Rules.
These changes will remain in place until further notice.
Annual turnover is the total ordinary income that you derive in the income year while running your business. If you are an SME exporter at the time you apply for a grant, your turnover for the financial year before the financial year in which the application is made must be less than $20 million.
For example, you wouldn’t be able to apply for Round 3 if you had an active grant agreement that extends beyond financial year 2022–23.
You can apply in a new round if you:
Note that a grantee cannot enter into multiple grant agreements that have overlapping activity periods. For example, if you have been offered 2 grant agreements from separate rounds that cover the same year, you can only accept one of them. Once you have accepted one, we will consider the other withdrawn.