How Is The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Calculated?

Through EMDG claimants receive back 50% of the eligible expenditure above $5,000, although a mimimum of $15,000 of marketing expenditure is required. Below is a worked example. 


Overseas Representative $35,000

Marketing Consultant      $10,000

Travel                            $15,000

Trade Show Costs           $  5,000

Promotional Literature     $25,000

Total Eligible Expense     $90,000


Subtract $5,000 gives     $85,000

50% of $85,000 is $42,500. Therefore the approved grant amount is $42,500.

In the 2017-2018 EMDG year grants of up to $40,000 will be paid on approval. Any amount above the $40,000 will be paid toward the end of June 2019 depending on available funding.

The initial grant amount to be paid for the 2017-2018 year will be announced toward the end of June 2019.