Exporting is a profitable way of growing your business. It spreads your risks and reduces your dependence on the local market.
Exporting businesses generally are more profitable than their non-exporting counterparts. They:
- have better growth prospects
- have more skilled and productive staff
- adapt to new technologies and best practice faster.
Exporting exposes your business to new:
- management practices
- marketing techniques
- ways of competing.
If you have a limited Australian market, consider exporting. Small local businesses can build global brands, especially in rural and regional Australia.
Austrade's website offers extensive information and a step-by-step guide to exporting to help you get started.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website offers extensive information about exporting goods.
Advice and support
A global network of offices in more than 55 countries offering practical advice, market intelligence and ongoing support to Australian exporters.
- Australian Institute of Export
A not-for-profit member organisation providing education, training and other exporter services.
- Business SA
Delivers a range of specialist services, including the Council for International Trade and Commerce SA, to help members develop a successful export business.
- Council for International Trade and Commerce SA
The peak body for 39 international chambers of commerce and business councils in South Australia.
- Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
A federal government organisation helping exporters overcome financial barriers.
- Export Partnership Program
The state government’s Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.
- Food SA
An industry organisation offering programs and services to help food businesses grow. Also acts as the industry's voice.
- Water Industry Alliance
An industry cluster of water-related organisations focused on growing the business of its members and the industry.