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Small Business Export Loan

Who is eligible?

If you are exporting for the first time or an experienced exporter with a business turnover of more than $250K, you may be eligible for the Small Business Export Loan.

The key eligibility criteria

Annual revenue of between A$250K and A$10 million last financial year.

Age of business

Established for at least 2 years.

Nationality of business

Must be an Australian registered company. An Australian Company Number (ACN) is required.

Export transaction requirement

The loan must be used to finance export transaction[s] for the export of Australian goods and/or services from Australia.

Conditional approval* is available for up to 90 days if export contract or purchase order still not secured.

*Not available for tourism operators or online businesses without an export contract or purchase order

Australian content

As Australia’s official export credit agency, our mandate is to help support the export of Australian goods and services. This is why we need to consider the amount of Australian content in your export transaction[s].

Australian content can be made up of:

  • Australian-owned intellectual property, services, or product design
  • Components and raw materials manufactured or produced in Australia
  • Labour and manufacturing costs incurred in Australia.
Market gap

We don’t compete with the banks and only provide finance when your bank is unwilling or unable to do so.

Environmental social policy

You must agree to our Environmental Social Policy. Read it here.

Credit information policy

You must accept our Credit Information Policy. Read it here.

Need to talk?

Talk to an SBEL expert

1800 740 557