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Access Program

Assistance for Victorian businesses planning to establish new export markets in key countries and regions.

Program Overview


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

Potential funding

Free overseas facilities and advice for the first two weeks and for a reduced rate thereafter of US$250 per month for up to three months.

Eligibility

Victorian businesses wishing to use the program must receive approval from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Bookings should be made in advance. The program is available on a 'first-come first-served' basis.

To get the best results, get in touch with the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15

Or find your local Victorian Government Business office here

Am I Eligible?

Victorian companies wishing to use the program must receive approval from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). Bookings should be made in advance. The program is available on a 'first-come first-served' basis. 

To get the best results, get in touch with the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

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

  • USA
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Middle East
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • South East Asia.

What you need to have before applying check list:

You should have an export strategy prior to applying.

What do I get?

The Trade 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 Programs aim to help Victorian companies to:

  • forge new relationships with partners
  • market their products more effectively
  • set up an operation in the region.

Local Trade and Investment Office staff in these markets can provide:

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

Victorian businesses visiting the VGBOs to identify export opportunities in the regions, may be eligible to use the VGBO's facilities and services including:

  • desk space, computer including broadband access, local phone, printer, copier, fax
  • initial market research
  • cultural training
  • introductions and networking
  • logistical support
  • agent identification
  • product and service evaluation.

How to apply

You can apply online or contact the Sector team responsible for line of business for further information. 

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