New Grants

Export Marketing Development Grants (EMDG) are now open for applications from 1st July 2019.

How much can I get?

EMDG is a 50% rebate, over the first $5k of overseas marketing expenses, including travel to trade-shows, overseas reps and IP registration. Grant payments for this round will be in 2 tranches.

  • Tranche 1 is A$40,000 (this was confirmed on 25/6/2019)
  • Tranche 2 will be the remainder of the grant up to the value of $150k times a payout factor (TBD in June 2020).

Recipients who have an  EMDG entitlement up to and including $40,000 will be paid in full. Those with entitlements above this amount will receive a second tranche EMDG payment at the end of June 2020, the size of which will be determined at that time.

The second tranche EMDG payout factor in 2019-20 is expected to significantly increase, following the Government’s commitment of an additional A$60 million in the 2019–20 budget. Second tranche payout factor for 2018–19 (last year’s EMDG) was 24.59 cents in the dollar, following the highest number of applications in nearly a decade.

Who can apply for EMDG:

You must be an Australian business that has a product, service or intellectual property ready for sale to overseas customers.  You will need to have good evidence to support your expenses and show that you have a “significant net benefit” to Australia.    You will need to have less than $50m turn over and be the principal in export (not an agent).

How to apply?

Treadstone has 10 years of experience in maximising EMDG claims.  We have worked with hundreds of export clients including  manufacturers, software companies, fashion and textiles companies, bands, primary producers, food and beverage companies.

Contact us for your free eBook with Tips on how to claim EMDG by calling 03 9008 5937  or email


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