Australian Embassy

Doing business with Australia

About Austrade

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency. 

Austrade is the expert in connecting Australian businesses to the world and the world to Australian businesses. We have a proud history of helping Australian businesses pursue their global ambitions and have the power to open doors, unlock opportunities and help Australian businesses go further, faster.

Austrade helps attract game-changing investment to Australia, to support new industries, enhance existing ones and bolster their world-class research and development – strengthening global supply chains, creating local jobs, and boosting the local economy, in the process.

With 89 offices around the world, our experts in Australia and abroad collaborate to provide the best ‘in-country’ advice. Austrade’s diverse team, consisting of country experts, industry specialists, and trade and investment analysts, provides clients with actionable macro and micro insights.

From trade and investment processes to protocols and regulation – we help Australian businesses, big or small, navigate complex overseas markets and make it easier for them to go global. Our advice, contacts and support at every step, reduce the commercial risk of exporting to overseas markets.

At a time of increasing global uncertainty, we are transforming our services, to help ensure Australia’s growth and a global future for all. We are simplifying processes, personalizing our services and further building our collaborations and connections. Making global growth easier, less risky and more in-step with clients changing needs.

Find out more about Austrade services visit here

Useful sites

  • provides a gateway to information and services about Australia for foreign business people.
  • BICON houses the Australian Government's Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products. It will help you to determine what import conditions exist and if an import permit is required. Please refer to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources' Importing to Australia page for more information about BICON.
  • ANZCCJ is an independent, non-profit organisation that has been dedicated to the development of commerce between Australia, New Zealand and Japan since 1972.
  • Interested in doing business with Japan? Watch here for some useful tips.