The Great Southern is home to producers of premium wine, spirits, food and other products. Many of our producers export to overseas markets and we encourage local operators to take up the opportunities to meet international demand for products from our region.

The project

In partnership with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, we host a TradeStart Adviser at our Albany office as a contact point to support small and medium-sized businesses to achieve success in international markets.

TradeStart allows all exporters to tap into the reach and expertise of Australia’s and Western Australia’s overseas trade support networks.

In recent years, we have held a series of inbound and outbound trade missions helping to expose key markets to products of Great Southern provenance, connect buyers directly with Great Southern producers, and increase exports of local products.

If you are gearing up to export or already trading, we encourage you to contact us.

We offer:

  • Free advice and assistance on exporting
  • Individual advice geared towards your specific need
  • Connecting you with opportunities offshore
  • Inclusion in overseas trade missions and promotional events
  • Workshops, including export-ready workshops.

For more information, contact Great Southern Tourism and Trade Manager Glen Thompson by email or on 0409 639 290 (international +61 409 639 290).

Recent activities

International Outbound Trade Missions

Small Wonders, Big Pleasure Food and Wine Mission to Thailand

Discover Great Southern Mission to Singapore


Inbound Trade Missions

May 2024 – Taste WA International Buyers Mission

June 2023 – VIP Media Famil

March 2023 – Taste WA Trade Mission

October 2022 – International Wine Buyers Mission

To read more about our trade missions, visit the News & Media page.