Useful government resources for businesses

An online government resource for the Australian business community, offering you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.


The Global Business Support Finder

This portal assists services exporters to find information from across government and other sources on how to export your service. Tell the service about your business and which location you want to do business with, and we’ll tell you what you need to know. This includes qualifications, grants, taxes, business culture and regulations that may affect you.


DFAT Free Trade Agreement Portal

DFAT’s FTA Portal is a comprehensive resource for exporters, and importers of goods and service providers looking to explore the benefits of Australia’s current free trade agreements and how to apply for preferential treatment under those FTAs.


Overcoming non-tariff barriers

Non-tariff barriers can be any kind of 'red tape' or trade rules that unjustifiably restrict the flow of goods and services and are inconsistent with trade rules. The Government is taking action to remove these kinds of trade barriers for Australian businesses in overseas markets.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

DFAT can help businesses looking to export or import with information about free trade agreements and other trade agreements.

DFAT also welcomes views and submissions from businesses and other interested domestic stakeholders on current negotiations and agreements already in force.


Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Austrade are experts at connecting Australian businesses to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

They can help:

  • Australian businesses, exporters and education providers with a range of services delivered online, in person or via partners
  • international companies by providing contacts and information to establish your business successfully
  • buyers make the right decision in sourcing Australian products or services