Grow your business through the National Trade Program.

Connect with experienced interstate buyers – Grow your sales interstate and increase your market share – Build strategic capability for future overseas exports

Gain valuable insights and scale up opportunities with the guidance and expertise from the Export Council of Australia.This bespoke 5 month capacity building program will provide assistance to 15 companies to expand their business interstate with a view to exporting overseas.

If you are already exporting overseas you are not eligible for this program.

Products targeted in the program include:

  • Food
  • Wine
  • Beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Health
  • Beauty

Who should participate?

  • Open to new, emerging and experienced businesses
  • Retail-ready products

What’s included?

  • Export training modules delivered online by The Export Council of Australia
  • Ongoing one-to-one mentoring with industry specific experts
  • Excellent platform to test your products for market acceptance
  • Raise your profile domestically and increase sales
  • Opportunities to pitch to new buyer networks and channels at trade fairs


  • The participation cost for the successful applicant will be sponsored by the Department for Trade and Investment
  • You will need to cover costs of shipping samples interstate and your own interstate travel if required.

This bespoke program, with flexibility, will require 8 hours per month for 5 months, enabling you to continue to run your business as usual. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake an interview before final selection.

Full eligibility criteria is available here.

Click here to Register your Interest by 31 August