Why expand your business in Canberra
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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.
Canberra has programs and resources to help your business grow in international markets.
Whether you’re new to exporting or an established exporter, you’ll find free and paid export advice in the Canberra region.
Austrade helps businesses reduce the time, cost and risk of exporting. It offers tailored services to established businesses looking to expand into new markets.
For your business, they can:
The ACT Government partner with Austrade to give exporters access to the resources of Austrade’s global network.
The ACT TradeStart advisers can give you personalised help, including:
The TradeStart service is available to export-ready businesses. Through the service, Austrade can help connect you with overseas networks.
There is a dedicated TradeStart adviser in Canberra. There is also a specialist Business Development Manager on the ground in Singapore.
Learn more about the TradeStart program.
Each year local exporters are celebrated through the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards.
They can help you grow export opportunities by:
Through their International Business Mentoring Program, the CBC and Aspen Medical help companies grow internationally.
For more details, visit the CBC website.
The ACT Government partner with the CBC on trade missions and to bring in trade delegations. These are usually from a specific region and focused on an industry sector.
The ECA can help your company become involved in international business. It helps new and experienced exporters to:
For more detail, visit the ECA website.
The SRBEC helps businesses become more sustainable. It creates employment opportunities and helps young people with their careers and education.
For more details, visit the SRBEC website.
The RDA can help your company build its export capability, especially in the food and agriculture sector.
For more details, visit the RDA website.
If your business is in the ACT region but over the border in NSW, you can access programs and support via the NSW Government.
For more details, visit the NSW Government Export Assistance website.
Canberra holds a range of events for exporters. These include:
The export awards acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of Canberra’s exporters. Winners can compete at the Australian Export Awards.
Learn more about the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards.
The competition gives you the chance to work with ANU students to develop their international business plan and strategy. You can then take on interns from the program.
For more details, visit the ANU website.
The ACT Government is helping to connect ACT businesses and overseas markets through inbound trade delegations and trade missions.
Learn more about trade missions.
We’re a globally-recognised city and a thriving place to live, work and do business.
Canberra has a diverse range of sectors with export potential including, but not limited to:
We are always actively seeking new opportunities in international markets.
Key Markets that we are currently pursuing include:
This Strategy outlines the ACT Government’s plans to create long-lasting international relationships for the ACT’s economic, cultural and social benefit.
Learn more about our International Engagement Strategy.