You don’t have to navigate your export journey alone, especially when government programmes can subsidise the expert advice you need. Find export grants applicable to Australian food & agribusinesses from across all levels of government to help your business grow and succeed!

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Package Assisting Small Exporters

Australian Government

Applicable States: National
Amount: For this grant opportunity, a total of $5 million (GST exclusive) grant funding is available over three years.

Open Date: 17/12/2019
Close Date: 28/02/2020

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to: the development of systems to meet the standards required by regulators and customers, market intelligence to allow small exporters to target or tailor their products, the implementation of systems to perform procedural and administrative functions essential to exporting products, the development of innovative solutions to address technical barriers to market access

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Traceability Grants Program – Round 1

Australian Government

Applicable States: National
Amount: The Australian Government has a total of $4 million (GST exclusive) over four years for the Traceability Grants Program – Round 1.

Open Date: Round 1: 8 January 2020 Round 2: tba
Close Date: Round 1: 21 February 2020 Round 2: tba

Investigation of options to demonstrate the provenance of Australian agricultural commodities.
– Development of requirements around traceability data collected along supply chains.
– Detailing commodity supply chains.
– Investigation of technologies that enable real time or passive tracing of various commodities through the supply chain.
– Investigation of innovative solutions to collect and store data that can be used to trace and/or track commodities through supply chains.

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Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

National

Applicable States: National
Amount: 50% of promotional expenses to a maximum of $150,000

Open Date: Applications open on the 1st of July each year.
Close Date: If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 2 December. If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your application by 3 March.

Overseas representation expenses, marketing consultant expenses, free samples expenses, trade fairs, seminars, in-store promotions expenses, promotional literature and advertising expenses, overseas buyers expenses, registration and / or insurance of eligible intellectual property expenses

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Wine Export Grants

Wine Australia

Applicable States: National
Amount: Up to $25,000

Open Date: Currently open
Close Date: 05/01/2020

Airfares, marketing and advertising costs, trade fairs, seminars and in-store promotions, on ground and incidental costs (accommodation, interpreter services, vehicle hire, telephone and internet costs, foreign exchange currency costs, meals laundry, taxis in countries other than Australia).

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Go Global Export Program QLD

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Applicable States: Queensland
Amount: Matched funding of up to $30,000

Open Date: Currently Open
Close Date: 29/05/2020

Export business advisory services and tools, costs of product testing and redesign, packaging and labelling required to meet export market requirements, support to gain export accreditation and Free Trade Agreement documents, cost of a trial export program, costs associated with product approvals, professional advice (accounting, legal, financial)

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City of Melbourne Export Grant

City of Melbourne, Victoria

Applicable States: Victoria
Amount: Grants up to $10,000

Open Date: Round 1: 17/02/2020 Round 2: 06/07/2020
Close Date: Round 1: 16/03/2020 Round 2: 03/08/2020

Overseas representation and marketing consultants.
– Market research.
– Marketing visits.
– Communications.
– Promotional literature.
– Trade fairs and exhibitions.
– Outbound missions.
– Export product development and protection.

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Boost Your Business Asia Gateway Voucher Stream VIC

Business Victoria 

Applicable States: Victoria
Amount: Up to $50,000

Open Date: CLOSED
Close Date: CLOSED

Increasing immediate to short-term business activities with Asian markets, providing businesses with the know-how, networks and skills for effective access to and expansion into Asian markets, better positioning businesses and organisations for long term engagement with Asian markets

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Accelerating Trade Grant Program

Tasmanian Government

Applicable States: Tasmania
Amount: Up to $10,000

Open Date: Ongoing
Close Date: Ongoing

Funding is available to Tasmanian businesses on a co-contribution basis to support market research and business-matching services, promotional activities and materials, attendance at domestic and international trade shows and events. It will also be available to assist with in-bound buyer visits to Tasmania, study tours, travel to undertake marketing activities, supply chain efficiency improvements and cluster development.

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SA Export Accelerator Export Accelerator

South Australia Export Accelerator 

Applicable States: South Australia
Amount: Matched funding of up to $30,000

Open Date: 07/06/2020
Close Date: 14/08/2020

Marketing materials, market research, e-commerce development, export training and consulting, participation in international tradeshows and trade missions, in-bound business support, and travel and accomodation costs

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SA Export Accelerator New Market Entry

South Australia Export Accelerator 

Applicable States: South Australia
Amount: Provides funds up to $15,000

Open Date: 07/06/2020
Close Date: 14/08/2020

Marketing materials, market research, e-commerce development, export training and consulting, participation in international tradeshows and trade missions, in-bound business support, and travel and accomodation costs

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SA Export Accelerator Emerging Exporter

South Australia Export Accelerator 

Applicable States: South Australia
Amount: Provides funds up to $5000

Open Date: 07/06/2020
Close Date: 14/08/2020

Marketing materials, market research, e-commerce development, export training and consulting, participation in international tradeshows and trade missions, in-bound business support, and travel and accomodation costs

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AgriFood and Beverage Voucher Program WA

Government of Western Australia (Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development)

Applicable States: Western Australia
Amount: Vouchers of up to $10,000.

Open Date: Currently open
Close Date: 13/03/2020

There are two streams of vouchers available:
Stream 1: provides vouchers to businesses to support contracting of professional consultancy services in one or more of the following categories:
– business planning
– quality assurance
– market positioning
– technology and digital advisory
– export capability development
– technical expertise
Stream 2: provides vouchers up to $2000 to businesses for reimbursement for national or international travel to investigate ag-tech or food-tech manufacturing technologies that can demonstrate improved productivity and profitability

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Trade Support Scheme NT

Northern Territory Government 

Applicable States: Northern Territory
Amount: Up to $10,000

Open Date: Applications can be made at any time
Close Date: Applications can be made at any time

The scheme can fund up to 50% of the costs of international marketing activities, including: airfares, marketing and promotion, accommodation, attending trade exhibitions and conferences, on-ground expenses, export marketing related training, freight costs, website development for international audiences