Australian Embassy

Doing business with Australia

About Austrade

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) builds a stronger economy by accelerating the growth of Australian exporters, attracting foreign investment and stimulating recovery in the visitor economy.

Through our network of 1,200 experts in 67 international offices, we connect Australian businesses to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

We do this by:

  • Equipping Australian businesses with expert advice, contacts, grants and in-market and in-language support to sell their goods and services overseas
  • Connecting investors to early-stage opportunities in high-potential industries in Australia and facilitating engagement with all levels of government and agencies
  • Encouraging the world to choose Australia – for products and services, for study and business, for lifestyle and investing

From aerospace to agribusiness, tourism to tech, engineering to education and hydrogen to healthcare, Austrade has the expertise, the contacts and the market intelligence to help you grow your business. It’s our local knowledge, commercial expertise and trusted relationships with decision-makers that make the difference.

You can learn more about Austrade at



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.