Export Market Development Grants

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.

Reforms to EMDG came into effect on 1 July 2021, reorienting EMDG from a reimbursement scheme to a grant program. During the transitional 2021–22 financial year, both the reimbursement scheme and grant program will run concurrently.

Round 2 applications will be open for 5 weeks between 9am AEST on Tuesday 31 May 2022, closing at 4pm AEST on Tuesday 5 July 2022. 

The program operates with three tiers:

  • Tier 1: Ready to export (up to 2 years, not yet exporting but ready to do so)
  • Tier 2: Exporting and expanding (up to 3 years, already exporting)
  • Tier 3: Exporting, expanding and strategic shift (up to 3 years, already exporting, ready to make a strategic shift in marketing)

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