Selling your product or service overseas?

The Australian Government provides funding for overseas promotional activities to support Australian businesses as they expand into international markets. With 3 funding brackets and up to 50% cash back, there’s an option for every exporter. Find out how much you qualify for.
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Export Market Development Grants

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme is an Australian Government-funded program that supports small and medium businesses as they commence or scale-up export activities. The EMDG encourages businesses to expand their promotional activities into unknown markets by providing a funding safety-net of up to $770,000 over the course of 8 years, which is representative of the time it takes to establish a successful overseas exporting business.

Since 2011, nearly 30,000 businesses have received a total of $1.2 billion in export funds

The EMDG offers up to $770,000 in funding for your export activities over the course of 8 years

This is an eligibility based grant - if you are pre-approved, you will receive funding as long as you meet the criteria and incur eligible expenses

3 grant tiers and up to 8 years of funding support businesses through all export stages and mitigate the risk of commencing and conducting export activities

Explore new markets and localities to expand the reach and success of your innovative products and services

What are eligible activities?

The EMDG scheme supports businesses as they establish and expand their export promotional activities. However, not all activities are eligible. Here are some of the most common eligible expenses:

Promotional and advertising materials

Paid ad spend and social media budgets

Attending trade shows

Make connections, give presentations, and promote your product or service


Third-party marketers who can assist with foreign marketing strategies and make overseas networking connections

Travel expenses

Business-related flights and accommodation for up to 21 days

We manage the EMDG process from start to submission

Sprout Scientific has extensive experience with the Export Market Development Grant scheme. We can help you determine exactly how your funds should be allocated to ensure you are compliant with all EMDG regulations, and we continue to support your business through the annual milestone submissions. At Sprout Scientific, we’re here to help your business take the next step. Ready to get started?