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What is EMDG?

Delivered through Austrade, EMDG is the Federal Government’s key support program to assist Australian companies to access new markets and develop better international business.


The Benefit

  • Encourages small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • Reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000.
  • Provides up to eight grants to each eligible applicant.
  • Maximum grant $150,000


What Can Be Claimed?

  • Overseas representation expenses.
  • Marketing consultant expenses.
  • Marketing visits expenses, airfares and an allowance per day for food and accommodation.
  • Free samples expenses.
  • Trade fairs, seminars, in-store promotions expenses.
  • Promotional literature and advertising expenses.
  • Overseas buyer expenses.
  • Registration and/or insurance of eligible intellectual property expenses.


Who Can Apply?

An Australian individual, partnership, company, association, cooperative or statutory corporation or trust that has an income of less than $50 million for the year and has spent at least $15,000 to promote:

  • The export of goods or delivery of services outside Australia;
  • Inbound tourism; or
  • The export of intellectual property and know-how outside of Australia


We Can Help

  • We will help you understand the EMDG preparation and lodgement process.
  • EMDG is a legislatively governed scheme and there are strict requirements regarding eligibility and record keeping.
  • We will guide you the process to assess your eligibility to claim and maximise your entitlement.


Why GrantReady?

GrantReady is a well-established team with a long history of successfully assisting companies access a wide range of grants. GrantReady helps business navigate the grants landscape.

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