Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) grantees must submit a milestone report for assessment. Your grant agreement will specify:
To help you complete your milestone report, see our EMDG online milestone report example (DOCX 1065KB).
If you submitted a milestone report for the 2021-22 reporting period, you’ll notice improvements to the report’s online format. This is to make it easier to complete. Improvements include:
You must submit a milestone report for the financial year regardless of the amount you have spent. Submit the report through the EMDG online portal.
You need to document evidence for eligible expenses you incur for your grant agreement. Your grant agreement will specify what evidence you will need to provide with your milestone report. We may ask you for further evidence such as:
We may contact your overseas representative (in person or by phone) to confirm details of any activities they have conducted on your behalf.
More information is presented in the guide EMDG milestone reports - How to input eligible expenses (DOCX 1087KB).
A milestone payment is your grant payment. The timing of your milestone payments is set out in your grant agreement.
We will make milestone payments to the bank account you specified in your agreement. You, as the grantee, must own or manage this bank account.
You must submit a milestone report to request a grant payment. We assess milestone reports and, if eligible, make payments.
You must submit your milestone report for expenditure incurred in 2022-23 financial year by 31 October 2023. Do this using the online portal.
You won’t get a milestone payment until we accept and assess your milestone report as being eligible.
Please keep good records for all eligible expenditure in case an assessor asks you to provide them. We conduct random audits in the program to ensure integrity and an absence of fraud.
We will only make milestone payments if:
To allow us to assess your milestone report, you need to show us that you:
You must show your spending on eligible expenses for double your grant amount. If you:
ABC Pty Ltd has a Tier 2 grant agreement. The grant is for up to $18,000 per financial year over 2 years. ABC Pty Ltd must spend up to $36,000 per financial year on eligible expenses. This is so the company can get a milestone payment of up to $18,000.
XYZ Pty Ltd’s grant agreement states that the company can access $60,000 in a given financial year. They must match that amount to get the full $60,000 in the grant agreement. This means XYZ Pty Ltd must spend at least $120,000 on eligible marketing activities that financial year to get the $60,000 milestone payment.
Note that $60,000 is the maximum milestone payment they will get for that financial year. If the company spends $100,000 on eligible activities in that financial year, they will get a $50,000 milestone payment. If they spend more than $120,000, for example $140,000, they can only get up to the maximum $60,000 grant amount. This is as per the company’s grant agreement.
Each grant agreement determines the timing of your payments. Grant agreements set out a reporting and payment schedule. They describe how you can seek a milestone payment.
The agreement will also include the maximum grant amount that you would be eligible to get. This is provided that you:
The grantee must own or manage the bank account listed in your grant agreement. Please ensure your bank account details are accurate. We will verify them. Errors will delay payments.