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Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

Contact Details


13 28 78



Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Close Date & Time:
17-Aug-2022 4:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
341000 - Trade and Tourism
Secondary Category:
111002 - Business Development
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Demand Driven

FO Reference:


Austrade’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program helps businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to market and promote their products globally.  

Types of grants

SME exporters can apply for 3 different grant tiers over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

Each tier provides a different level of support as SMEs grow their export markets. The length of the grant reflects the stages of an exporter’s journey. 

Tier 1 Ready to export: New exporters – 2 years

Tier 2 Expanding: Expanding export promotion activities – 3 years

Tier 3 Expanding and strategic shift: Expanding export promotion activities and making a strategic shift, e.g., targeting a new market or demographic – 3 years

Representative bodies: Assistance for industry bodies and alliances extends to training members to become export ready. Representative bodies will continue to have access to financial assistance for promotional activities on behalf of their members in international markets, with grants up to 3 years.



To be eligible, you need to be an Australian person and have eligible products and expenses as defined in the EMDG Rules. The EMDG Guidelines provide a simple description of the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • having a turnover of less than $20 million for the financial year before the financial year in which the application is made

  • being an Australian person within the meaning of the EMDG Rules

  • having an Australian Business Number.

EMDG funds must be used for promotional activities to market eligible products in foreign countries, or for training activities to develop marketing skills. To be eligible, your product must be of substantially Australian origin.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Applications open - 9am, AEST on Wednesday 6 July 2022. 

Applications close - 4pm AEST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.


Austrade cannot accept late applications 

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1.00 to $90,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Grant applications can only be submitted through our online system at anytime between 9am AEST, 6 July and 4pm AEST, 17 August 2022. You will need to register your details to access the grant application.

Sample application and other forms are available at

Please note: we do not accept applications submitted via post. Any material received by post will not be assessed and will be returned to the sender. If you think you will have difficulty submitting your application online, please contact the EMDG Help team at or call 13 28 78.

Austrade cannot accept late applications.

Other Instructions:

To apply you must:

·         set up your Digital Identity, such as myGovID

·         complete the online grant application form via the ‘Apply for EMDG’ link from 9am AEST on 6 July 2022

·         provide all the information requested

·         address and meet all eligibility criteria – see Eligibility sections 4, 5 and 6 in the EMDG Guidelines

·         include all necessary attachments – How to apply, section 7 in the EMDG Guidelines

·         submit your online application by the closing date: 4pm AEST on 17 August 2022.

Contact Details


13 28 78