Financial help and grants for Australian exporters

Like all business ventures, there are costs involved with selling and promoting your products overseas.

Search Grants & Assistance for up-to-date information on assistance available to exporters.

Financial assistance available from the federal government includes:


Help for your business to suceed in international trade and investment.

Export Concessions: Duty Drawback Scheme

Obtain a refund for customs duty paid on imported goods that are subsequently exported.

Tradex Scheme

An alternative to Duty Drawbacks. A cashflow benefit for importers who intend to export goods do not have to pay the relevant customs duty or Goods and Services Tax at the time of import.

Export Market Development Grant

Reimbursement for some marketing expenses.

Women in Global Business

Support for women achieving international business success.

Export Finance Australia

Provides finance and insurance solutions to help Australian exporters overcome financial barriers when growing their business overseas. You can apply for Export Finance Australia's Small Business Export Loan in as little as 30 minutes, and if successful, formal approval will be provided in as little as 7 business days. Visit the Export Finance Australia for more information or contact Efic on 1800 093 724.

Financial assistance for exporters in your state or territory

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Government Exporting

New South Wales

The NSW Government offers a number of Export assistance to NSW exporters.

Northern Territory

Trade Support Scheme - Under the Scheme, companies and business entities may apply for financial assistance to offset the international marketing costs of specific trade projects which will deliver identified trade outcomes.


Trade and Investment Queensland - The Qld Government offers a comprehensive range of export assistance to support exporters and assistance in sourcing grants & funding.

South Australia

Exporting  - The South Australian Department of State Development provides assistance and services to local companies exporting overseas. This includes market intelligence, in-market support and direct financial assistance to promote exports.


New Market Expansion Program - assistance with developing and implementing international marketing plans.


Search Business Victoria for services and programs available to Victorian exporters.

Western Australia

Small Business Development Corporation - The Small Business WA site lists a range of grants and programs available to exporting businesses in Western Australia.

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