TradeStart is an Australian Government initiative that delivers Austrade services through local public sector and industry organisations throughout Australia. TradeStart Partners employ Advisers who are well versed in the needs of exporters and skilled in matters of international trade. These TradeStart Advisers have access to Austrade’s worldwide resources and systems.

The prime objective of the TradeStart program is to assist small and medium size enterprises to achieve long term success in international business. The program flexibly addresses the needs of individual businesses drawing on the combined resources of Austrade and the TradeStart Partner.

The TradeStart Program: Promotes exporting, international business and the Australian Government’s trade agenda. Works co-operatively with other relevant agencies to maximise the international business success of TradeStart clients. Represents Austrade and provides access to the full range of its services for both existing and potential Austrade clients.

Support for TradeStart clients is available through Austrade and its TradeStart Partner organisations throughout Australia and through Austrade's overseas network.

The Export Council of Australia manages TradeStart offices in the following locations:

Region: Bendigo/ Mildura

Sandy Harman 
Victorian Business Centre
46 Edward St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Tel: 0411 113 483 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0411 113 483 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 03 5442 5452
Mob: 0411 113 483 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0411 113 483 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Region: Geelong/ Ballarat

Lena Neill
Victorian Business Centre
69 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220
Tel: 03 5222 5657 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03 5222 5657 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 03 5229 9503
Mob: 027 603 143
For more information or a list of other TradeStart Offices visit  or contact Austrade on 13 28 78. For further export support or services please contact the Export Council of Australia on 1300 361 526 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 361 526 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting / e-mail  or consider joining as an ECA member.  

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