Victoria Access Program

Victoria Access Program

The Access Program offers export-related assistance and in-country expertise to Victorian company representatives visiting overseas markets.

Global Victoria's Access Program gives Victorian organisations a key advantage and leverages its ability to understand the inside culture of a new country market. The Access Program aims to help Victorian companies to forge new relationships with partners, market their products more effectively, and set up an operation in the region.

Key Requirements

You should be export ready, or nearly export ready, and have an export strategy in place before you apply.

Eligible for assistance

Local Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office staff in these markets can provide:

  • market intelligence
  • strategies for market entry
  • cultural training
  • introductions and networking
  • agent identification
  • product/service evaluation
  • initial market research
  • logistical support.

What companies are eligible for funding?

The Access Program is available for businesses wishing to expand into the following markets:

  • The Americas
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye
  • China
  • India
  • Southeast Asia

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Entitlement. Applications are assessed against eligibility criteria.

How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?

By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.

As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.

Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project

How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?

Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.