Where can I go for practical, relevant advice and information on exporting?


There is a wealth of detailed, easy to access information available to help Australian SMEs planning to export, it’s just a case of knowing where to look.


Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment agency, can provide you with practical advice, support and insight into many of the countries to which you’re looking to export.

Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies to reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting as well as a range of ‘How to Export’ guides that can help you increase your export knowledge and skills.

Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia, Australia’s export credit agency, operates on a commercial basis and partners with banks to find financial solutions for SME exporters and SMEs operating in an export-related supply chains 

Export Finance Australia also provides a number of resources for exporters, including our online Exporter Journey  which walks companies through the steps to successful exporting

Export Council of Australia 

Export Council of Australia is the main industry body for Australian exporters and provides resources, support and information to help Australian business succeed overseas

Australian Institute of Export 

The Australian Institute of Export offers a range of courses and handbooks to help businesses develop and grow in international markets


The business.gov.au website is an online portal created to assist all businesses from start up, registration and licences to grants and assistance, and advice and support.


Your accountant, financial adviser, and lawyer are a great place to start when seeking advice on expanding your business overseas. They will be able to get you started and point you in the right direction for further information.


Other successful exporters and like-minded businesses are sometimes the best source of tips, advice and inspiration.