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Grants and programs for Gold Coast business

The Gold Coast business sector is growing and the City of Gold Coast is supporting that trend through strategic development initiatives that can deliver real business growth.  

Each year, the City tailors a range of business growth programs that respond to changing business needs. View details of our programs and support for business below.


Are you a Gold Coast business that has been in operation for more than two years?
Are you new to exporting and/or want to expand through export?
Are you continuing to grow and innovate in your business?

Current programs

Emerging Exporters Program

Assists businesses to develop export capabilities and explore international markets.

Consists of two series of four workshops each, under Driving Export Growth and Exporting Online.

More information

Grants and funding

Export Assistance Scheme

Provides financial support to the city’s emerging and existing exporters who are export ready and have identified international markets for their products and services.

Funding ranges from $1500 to $3000 depending on the category and covers both outbound and inbound trade missions.

For dates, eligibility and to apply go to our Export Assistance Scheme page.

Investment and business attraction

We have a suite of programs to support business looking to invest or relocate to the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast is a city coming of age. It is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.

Contact our business and investment team to discuss your eligibility and how you can take advantage of investment opportunities on the Gold Coast through the following programs:

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