Want to claim back 50% of your marketing expenses?


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

Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years. These may not be consecutive years. Grants are for eligible promotional activities.



Grants are available in 3 stages, or ‘tiers’. Each tier gives a different level of support for SMEs as they grow their export markets. The lengths of these grants reflect the different stages of an exporter’s journey.


What's available?

  • Tier 1: Up to $40,000
  • Tier 2: Up to $80,000
  • Tier 3: Up to $150,000


What costs can I claim?

EMDG grant funds can be used for a range of promotional activities to market eligible products in foreign countries, or for training activities to develop skills in marketing for this purpose. Reimbursable costs include:

  • maintaining a representative in a foreign country
  • short trips to a foreign country
  • engaging a consultant to do research or promotional activities
    short trips within Australia
  • foreign buyer visits
  • soliciting for business in a foreign country
  • providing free samples
  • producing and providing promotional and advertising material
  • intellectual property rights
  • if you are a Tier 1 applicant, obtaining export readiness training

Want to know more?

Book and call today and let's see if you are eligible.