South Australia Export Accelerator

The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) grant is a financial assistance program for South Australian businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.


We provide funding support to you at each stage of your export journey. Whether you are an emerging, current or mature exporter (subject to eligibility), the SAEA may help in your exporting.

There are three funding categories in SAEA. Each is designed to help you expand your business through export marketing activities:

Export Accelerator
New Market Entry


Applications must be submitted by 5:00PM CST on the close date in order to be considered. If you are logging in to resume a partially complete application, please note your saved progress is located in the dashboard. Saved applications are available for 20 days.

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Download the program guidelines for program eligibility, eligible activities and terms and conditions:
SAEA program guidelines
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Eligible activities include:

  • Marketing materials
  • Market research
  • E-commerce development
  • Export training and consulting
  • Participation in tradeshows and business missions
  • Overseas travel and accommodation costs
  • Support for inbound buyers.

While travel restrictions are in place, applicants may need creative approaches to establish, maintain and develop relationships for export overseas or in-bound visitation. This may also involve undertaking activities that are not normally eligible under the program. In such circumstances, these will be considered where applicants can clearly demonstrate these activities are essential to the facilitation of their export plan and directly align to export outcomes. 

You are also encouraged to speak with the grants administrator or your local export adviser prior to submitting your application to discuss your proposed activities.

The South Australia Export Accelerator is a competitive, merit based grant program, where applicants must provide 1:1 matched funding.

Key dates: Round 9

Applications open: 1 February 2021 
Applications close: 12 March 2021

Key dates: Round 8

Applications open: 28 September 2020 
Applications close: 30 October 2020

Key dates: Round 7

Applications open: 6 July 2020 
Applications close: 14 August 2020

Key dates: Round 6

Applications open: 27 January 2020 
Applications close: 6 March 2020

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