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Small Business Export Loan

The Small Business Export Loan provides small to medium export businesses with loans to cover up to 80% of the costs to secure an export contract or purchase order with an overseas buyer.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Loans of $20,000 to $350,000.

Who is this for?

Small to medium export businesses.


Small Business Export Loans helps businesses looking to grow through exporting.

The loans are designed to meet the specific needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to help them take advantage of export opportunities when financial institutions cannot help.

Funding is available for:

  • contracts and purchase orders
  • export market development
  • general working capital
  • equipment finance
  • tourism services
  • online business growth.

Loans of $20,000–$350,000 are available, to cover up to 80% of your export contract(s) or purchase order(s).

If your business has export contract(s) or purchase order(s) with buyer(s) overseas, and your bank is unable to help, the loan could provide you with the necessary funds to help you secure the contract(s) and satisfy your cashflow needs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for a loan, your business must have:

  • an Australian company number (ACN)
  • an annual revenue of $250,000–$10 million per year
  • been established for at least 2 years
  • an export related funding need
  • 20 percent of revenue from export sales.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Small Business Export Loan.