Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

How does EMDG work?

The incentive is that eligible businesses will receive funding based on their level of overseas marketing spend. The program is non-competitive, and if you are eligible and have the right documents you will receive a grant. The pool of funds is currently $157.9 million per annum, and most industries and services are eligible.

It provides funding of approximately 50% of eligible marketing expenses with the maximum grant being $150,000 per annum (subject to available funding).

There are 2 EMDG programs currently available

01 | Cash rebate for past expenses

This is the last year of the rebate program which provides a cash refund of approximately 50% of eligible international marketing expenses you paid last Financial Year (20/21).

If you are a first time Applicant you can claim for the past 2 Financial Years.

Cash rebate funding pool

02 | Up front Approval for future spend

New rules for marketing spend from July 2021 onwards.

Grant approvals for up to 50% of your planned international marketing spend. Greater up front funding certainty with grant agreements specifying the amount to be funded each year over 2 or 3 years.

Three stages of funding under the new rules

  • 01

    Grants up to $80,000

    Over 2 years
    For eligible businesses who are new to export.
  • 02

    Grants up to $240,000

    Over 3 years
    For eligible exporters who plan to expand their marketing activities.
  • 03

    Grants up to $450,000

    Over 3 years
    For exporters who are making a strategic shift.

Our team

Our experienced team is located across Australia, contact us to find out whether you are eligible and how much you may be entitled to. Contact us directly or let us know a day and time to call you.