Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)
What is export promotion?
Overseas representatives
Marketing consultants
Marketing visits (and an allowance of $350 per day)
Free samples
IP registration and related insurance
Trade fairs, seminars and in-store promotions
Promotional literature and advertising
Overseas buyers
How much can I claim through the EMDG?
GRANT = (total expenditure – 5,000) / 2

Payment occurs in two parts:

Part 1 is paid immediately upon application and approval (up to $100,000 payment)
Part 2 is the remaining amount, usually paid in late June.
Am I eligible for the EMDG?

A range of businesses are eligible for the Export Market Development Grant based on these key criteria:

You can be an individual, partnership, company or trust.
You must have carried out export promotion activities during the year and have spent at least $15,000.
The business must have an income of less than $50 million for the grant year.

The business must be promoting for export:

services (most are eligible)
inbound tourism
exporting intellectual property and know-how, or
conferences and events held in Australia

When can I claim the EMDG?

EMDG rebates are claimed after the year the expenses were incurred. The first EMDG enables you to claim for the two previous years.

The annual EMDG application window opens in July and runs until the end of November.  

How can BlueRock help you to claim the EMDG?

As EMDG experts, we demystify the complex regulation and guidance to ensure you get the best from the Export Market Development Grant.

The process for claiming EMDG with assistance from BlueRock involves:

  • a review of the accounts and business activities to identify eligible expenditure
  • completing the application form and financial calculations (note that all expenses must be supported by receipts, payment and often require further evidence, e.g. trip itineraries. Evidence will be requested at random by AusTrade)
  • submission of the form to AusTrade
  • support through your compulsory AusTrade audit, then
  • receipt of the benefit

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