Information about what is required to start exporting and grants that may be of assistance.

ACT Government – Business & Industry Development – Export Assistance

TradeStart is a partnership between the ACT Government and Austrade and to provide ACT exporting businesses with access to the resources of Austrade’s global network. The prime objective of TradeStart is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long-term success in international markets.


AUS-MEAT and AUS-QUAL are Australia and New Zealand’s leading providers of agribusiness auditing, certification and training services, supporting over 70 different programs. The business has been a key component in the growth and success of the Australian red meat industry and now also leads in services to the broader agricultural industry including horticulture, poultry & eggs, food safety, organics, animal welfare and social & ethical compliance.

Austrade TradeStart

The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade’s own offices and is delivered in partnership with State, Territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce. The prime objective of Austrade’s TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets.

Austrade Export Services

Austrade recently launched Austrade Export Services to provide Australian agribusiness access to all the information you need to grow overseas.

Australian Border Force

Australia has one of the largest and most challenging border environments in the world. The Australian Border Force’s mission is to protect Australia’s border and enable legitimate travel and trade.

Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is based within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). We provide advice and information about how to protect you, your family and your business online.

Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC)

The AFGC is the voice of the Australian food and grocery supply industry and a valued service provider to our members. With advocacy at our core, we are structured to enable member companies to contribute to overall industry policy and strategy and to influence category-specific issues and services.


Geoffrey Annison | Deputy Chief Executive

Australian Government Business Support

Support for businesses in Australia. Information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.

Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (AusIndustry)

AusIndustry drive growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness.

Australian Organic Limited

Australian Organic Limited (AOL) is the peak industry body engaging with government and industry to promote the commercial and social interests of those who are certified and protect the integrity of the certified industry against fraud and misleading organics. AOL has been at the foundation of organics since 1987 and is identified by the most recognised mark in Australia, the Australian Certified Organic Bud trademark, now recognised by 62 per cent of Australian shoppers. Australian Organic Limited are owners and publishers of the Australian Organic Market Report 2021.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade)

It’s important to consider if your business is ready and to be sure that you understand exactly what exporting entails before you start. AusTrade provide information on Guide to Exporting, Export Markets, Export Grants, and Free Trade Agreements.


David Wise | Advisor, Food & Agribusiness

David Jamieson | Manager, Premium Food Trade & Investment – Food & Agribusiness

Phillip Georgios | Advisor, Agribusiness and Food, Trade &Investment

Christopher Morely | Senior Advisor, Agribusiness & Food

Australian Trusted Trader

Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) is a partnership with Australian businesses to streamline legitimate trade. Become an accredited Trusted Trader and save your business time and money.

CropLife Australia

CropLife Australia represents the innovators, developers, manufacturers, formulators and registrants of crop protection and ag-biotechnology products.


Katherine Delbridge | Director, Corporate Affairs


At CSIRO, we solve the greatest challenges using innovative science and technology. We’re Australia’s national science research agency.

Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE)

We are an Australian Government department. We work to protect and strengthen our agriculture, water resources, the environment and our heritage.

Relevant resources:


Market Access Trade

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – PASE Grant

In 2019 the Australian Government extended grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE). Grants will be extended for 4 years to 2022-23. These funds will support small exporters to overcome the barriers they face when exporting.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The department works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous, to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services, and to ensure a secure Australian Government presence overseas.


John Karatsoreos | Director, Regional Trade Agreements Division

Hugh Boylan | Assistant Director, Regional Trade Agreements Division, FTA Goods Branch

Craig Scheibel | Assistant Manager, Plant imports Operations

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme can help transform your business, getting you from where you are to where you want to be. Their unique services give you access to expert advice and financial support through grants to help you progress your goals.

Export Connect

Our focus is the food and beverage, as well as the agri-food industries. Our passion is your export growth. Start your export journey with our industry experts who can find new homes for your products, outside Australia. We offer export advice that is practical and tailored to your needs, including the latest export grants.

Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia is the government’s export credit agency, providing financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and their partners.

FiBL OrganicExportInfo

OrganicExportInfo informs on legal requirements and certification schemes relevant for exporting organic products into different target countries.

Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)

FIAL is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on growing the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. We work with the food and agribusiness industry.

GrainGrowers Australia

GrainGrowers is a leading voice for Australian grain farmers, representing their interests at a national and international level. GrainGrowers strives to be a strong and influential voice, setting the agenda for change on national issues which will benefit grain farmers now and into the future. We work with progressive and profit-focussed farmers to drive positive change and advance their agenda both nationally and internationally. Investing in the future capacity of the industry, GrainGrowers also plays a lead role in developing and supporting innovative grower leaders through a range of flagship initiatives.


David McKeon | Chief Executive Officer

Grain Research and Development Corporation (GDRC)

GRDC’s purpose is to invest in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian growers. GRDC invest in projects and partnerships that drive profitability, productivity within Australia’s grains industry.

IFOAM – Organics International

Founded in 1972, IFOAM – Organics International is a membership-based organisation working to bring true sustainability to agriculture across the globe.

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF)

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia’s foremost and respected advocacy organisations.


Tony Mahar | Chief Executive Officer

NSW Business Chamber – International Trade

On this website, you’ll find tips and advice from Business Australia on what export documents apply to your business.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

We are the independent national regulator for privacy and freedom of information. We promote and uphold your rights to access government-held information and have your personal information protected. Angelene Falk is the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner.

Organic Trade Association (OTA)

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 9,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others.

Soil Association

The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)

TIQ is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, helping Queensland exporters take their products to world markets, and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for investment.


Glenn Nunn | Group Manager, Food & Agribusiness

Geoff Goh | Group Manager, Food & Agribusiness

Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CCIQ’s expert locally-based international trade advisors will help you to navigate through the complexities of the Australian Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) when it comes to certification requirements.