Austrade’s mission is to contribute to community wealth by helping more Australians succeed in export and international business by providing advice, market intelligence and support to Australian companies to reduce the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets. In addition, Austrade provides advice and guidance on overseas investment and joint venture opportunities.

Austrade also administers the Export Market Development Grants Scheme which provides financial assistance to eligible businesses through partial reimbursement of the costs of specified export promotion activities.

Austrade and TradeStart offer a package of free services through the New Exporter Development Program (NEDP) which is designed to assist small and medium sized Australian companies develop their business overseas and make their first export sale.