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Export Partnership Program

The Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

Eligible activities

The Export Partnership Program can help local businesses to:

  • research feasible overseas markets
  • develop marketing material for distribution overseas
  • participate in international trade shows, trade missions and overseas business programs
  • adapt websites for specific international markets
  • access cultural and export training, mentoring and coaching services
  • support incoming buyers.

See detailed descriptions of eligible projects and activities.

How much funding is available?

Successful applicants may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 to assist with export activities. Companies can apply multiple times until they reach the full $50,000 allocation.

Grants of up to $5,000 are also available to aspiring exporters for coaching and mentoring expenses.


Funding is available to South Australian owned and based businesses that have been operational for at least two years and have an annual turnover of more than $100,000.

For more infoirmation refer to the Eligibility checklist.

Made in South Australia

Eligible applicants must export goods or services that are grown or Made in South Australia.

If goods or services are not made in South Australia then businesses must prepare a detailed submission outlining the net benefits that the product or service will bring to the State.

Goods are considered Made in South Australia if the manufacturing process for a business meets those requirements.

Funding round close dates

Applications for the Export Partnership Program may be made at any time, however they are assessed at the end of each round.

All funding rounds close at 5pm CST. Late submissions will be entered into the following round.

  • 25 November 2016
  • 17 February 2017
  • 26 May 2017
  • 25 August 2017
  • 17 November 2017

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Businesses are encouraged to read the Eligibility checklist and Application process overview before applying.

For more information, contact the TradeStart Advisers on 8303 2400.