Government Grants

Government Grants

The information contained in this section represents the frequently asked questions on the subject of Government Grants. Click on the following links to peruse the topic areas:

Federal 

Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI)
On 11 July 2014 Tourism Ministers met and endorsed the overarching principles and funding mechanism for the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) programme. The Commonwealth will provide $43.1 million over four years to the States and Territories. TDDI terminates 30 June 2018.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

The EMDG scheme:

  • encourages small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
  • provides up to eight (8) grants to each eligible applicant.

Grant Finder
Grant Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business.

Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.