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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 a Small Business Export Loan.

The key eligibility criteria
Business performance

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

Net profit in last financial year and/or projected for current financial year.

Management & trading history

Management and trading history of 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-related transaction[s] including:

  • for the export of Australian goods and/or services from Australia*
  • international tourism growth
  • online sales to international customers.

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

Australian content

As Australia’s official export credit agency, we work each day to help support the export of Australian goods and services. That’s why we need to consider the amount of Australian content in your export transaction[s].

This could include:

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

We work with banks and other financial institutions to provide financing support to export businesses, and only provide finance when your bank is 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