The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is a statutory agency within the portfolio of Foreign Affairs and Trade, established by the Australian Trade Commission Act, 1985. It is a Federal Government organisation.

Whether you are an international company looking to invest in resource opportunities within Australia, or an Australian company ready to internationalise your METS business, Austrade can assist.


For international companies Austrade can provide the contacts and information needed to make the right decision in sourcing Australian METS products and services. Austrade also helps companies around the world to identify and take up investment opportunities in Australia’s resource deposits.

Austrade assistance includes:
• providing insights on Australian mining capabilities
• identifying potential investment opportunities and strategic alliance partners for resource projects
• helping identify and contact Australian METS suppliers.

Austrade is responsible for the promotion, attraction and facilitation of productive foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia. It is the first national point-of-contact for all investment enquiries. Working in partnership with Australian state and territory governments, Austrade provides investors with the information needed to establish or expand a business in Australia.


For Australian METS exporters and service providers, Austrade has a comprehensive mix of information and customised services to assist doing business within overseas markets and understand foreign regulations and business practices. Austrade provides information and advice that enables Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk of exporting. It also provides a range of tailored trade services to Australian companies looking to expand their business in growth and emerging markets.

Austrade contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

• develop international markets
• win productive foreign direct investment
• promote international education
• strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
• seek consular and passport services.

Austrade provides online information on export financing and other government financial assistance programs. We also administer the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Scheme, the Australian Government’s financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.


At 30 September 2019, Austrade has 81 overseas offices in 49 different markets. Within Australia, Austrade had 10 offices complemented by a further 25 offices managed through Austrade’s TradeStart network.

Austrade are proud supporters of the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme here.