The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government agency that helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets.
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission–Austrade–contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:
develop international markets and promote international education
win productive foreign direct investment
strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
seek consular and passport services.
Austrade achieves this by generating market information and insight, promoting Australian capabilities, developing policy, making connections through an extensive global network of contacts, leveraging the badge of government offshore and providing quality advice and services.
Austrade aims to create value for businesses and institutions, in a way that represents a good investment for the taxpayer and meets or exceeds all appropriate standards of ethical behaviour.
Austrade’s role is to advance Australia's international trade and education, investment, and tourism interests by providing information, advice and services.
Helps Australian companies to grow their business in international markets, including through administration of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and the TradeStart programme, and promotes the Australian education and training sector in international markets.
Provides coordinated government assistance to promote, attract and facilitate productive foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia.
Provides advice to the Australian Government on its trade, tourism, international education and training, and investment policy agenda.
Develops policy, manages programmes and provides research to strengthen Australia’s tourism industry and to grow Australia's tourism market share.
Delivers Australian consular, passport and other government services in designated overseas locations.
Through Brand Australia
, promote awareness of contemporary Australian skills and capability to enrich Australia’s global reputation.
Their mission is to contribute to community wealth by helping more Australians succeed in export and international business. Austrade is represented in over 100 locations in more than 50 countries including an extensive domestic network throughout Australia. Austrade offers practical advice, market intelligence and ongoing support (including financial) to Australian businesses looking to develop international markets. Austrade also provides advice and guidance on overseas investment and joint venture opportunities, and helps put Australian businesses in contact with potential overseas investors. Austrade is a statutory authority within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. Austrade is governed by a board, whose members are drawn from business and government. It reports to the Minister for Trade. Austrade's ABN is 11 764 698 227.