Emerging Exporter SA

Emerging Exporter provides first-time exporters with matched funding to help with the costs of your first business connection, trade show or business mission.


What do you get?

Matched funding of up to $5000.

Who is this for?

SA first-time exporters.


Emerging Exporter is a component of the SA Export Accelerator Program and provides South Australian businesses who want to export internationally with funding to help cover the costs of their first business connection, trade show or business mission.

Funding is available for eligible activities, including:

  • marketing materials
  • market research
  • e-commerce development
  • export training and consulting
  • participation in international tradeshows and trade missions
  • inbound business support
  • travel and accommodation costs.

Matched (1:1) funding of up to $5000 is available. Funding will only cover eligible costs incurred up to 6 months prior to, and 12 months following the closing date of the round in which the application is successful.

Successful applicants may also be interested in finding out about further funding offered under the SA Export Accelerator Program.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a registered South Australian business with an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be new to international export
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an annual turnover between $50,000 and $1 million
  • have been actively trading for at least 12 months
  • have a tradeable, export-ready good or service that is made in South Australia
  • be able to commit and contribute 1:1 matched funding towards the proposed costs.

How do you apply

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Emerging Exporter.

Funding for first-time SA exporters