Trade Mission to Australia

13 - 17 November 2017


Join our 2017 Trade Mission to Australia. The five-day mission will focus on Sydney and Melbourne. This is a multi-sectoral mission, so if you’re interested in exporting to this region apply below to find out if your company is eligible.

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.


With a strong economy, remarkably positive performance and close ties to Asia, Australia is a vibrant export option for companies with suitable products and appropriate resources to commit to the market. Our common heritage in terms of language, business culture and colonial ties, make Australia an attractive markets for Northern Ireland companies.

Australia is the fifth largest economy in the Asia-Pacific region, and the 13th largest economy in the world. It has had 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth. Australia’s GDP per capita at current exchange rates make its citizens among the world’s top 5 wealthiest.

View the Guide to Exporting to Australia

Export advice and guidance

Our expert Trade Team in Belfast will be on-hand with advice and guidance to help prepare for the mission. We also have trade advisors located in Australia who can provide tailored market research and arrange individual appointments for your company. The cost of this service is heavily subsidised by Invest NI and is £125 + Vat per day (One centre – Up to a maximum of 5 consultancy days, Cost to company £500 (excl. VAT) (Two centre - Up to a maximum of 10 consultancy days, Cost to company £750 (excl. VAT)

Benefits of Participation

  • Advice and support on doing business in Australia by country experts
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • A networking event providing you with the opportunity to meet with local industry representatives
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (capped amount) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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