Consultations have concluded on options to strategically refocus the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program.
Status: The consultation period opened on 5 July 2023 and closed on 11 August 2023. We are working through changes to the EMDG program. Details of the changes will be published once finalised.
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the EMDG program:
During the consultation, we sought feedback from EMDG recipients, business and other interested stakeholders. This built on feedback from the EMDG Operational Review in 2022.
The review told us we needed to balance interest in the program with available funding. This balance will enhance the program’s impact on Australian businesses and the economy.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation. We received feedback through:
Findings from this consultation and previous reviews are helping inform advice to government.
For more details about the consultations, read the EMDG program strategic refocus – consultation summary.
We are working through changes to the EMDG program. Details of the changes will be published once finalised.
These changes are expected to apply to Round 4 of EMDG. Applications for Round 4 grants are likely to open in late 2024 or early 2025. The date will depend on the progress of the strategic refocus of the EMDG program.
If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact EMDGpolicy@austrade.gov.au