Programs, services and policies

Programs, services and policies to help exporter, investor, education and tourism sector businesses.

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Trade services

Trade services can help eligible Australian businesses expand in overseas markets. We have advisers in Australia and in our international offices who provide information, insights, support and connections. 

TradeStart advisers

The TradeStart advisers network is a partnership between Austrade, state, territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce. Advisers help small and medium-sized exporters build business in international markets.


The THRIVE 2030 strategy sets out a long-term plan for growing Australia’s visitor economy. Download the strategy and learn about its implementation.

China Approved Destination Status scheme

The China Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme is an arrangement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The scheme allows Chinese tourists to travel to Australia in guided groups.

Simplified Trade System

The Simplified Trade System will create a simpler, more effective, and sustainable cross-border trade environment for Australia. Austrade is a partner in this whole-of-government reform agenda.

Australia-India Business Exchange 

The Australia-India Business Exchange (AIBX) is a 4-year program to boost trade and investment between India and Australia. It includes India-based advisers and sector specialists.

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Tax exemptions for approved overseas projects

With the Australian Taxation Office, we administer tax exemptions that can assist Australian organisations competing to win international tenders. 

Export Awards

Austrade’s annual Australian Export Awards celebrate the best of Australian entrepreneurship. We hold the awards ceremony in Canberra each November. Submissions typically open in mid-year.

Landing Pads

Austrade’s Landing Pads program helps tech scaleups to expand in new markets. They include offshore residencies, coaching, in-market connections and introductions to partners and venture capital.

Nation Brand

Australia’s Nation Brand provides exporters with a suite of market-tested brand assets. It includes templates, style guides, palettes and guidelines to help promote Australian goods overseas.