Learn more about doing business between the UK, Australia and New Zealand




The  UK has signed an historic free trade agreement with Australia, our first from scratch since leaving the EU and is currently negotiating an ambitious trade agreement with New Zealand.  These deals will deliver a range of benefits for businesses, including cutting tariffs on iconic local exports, opening up opportunities for technology and services providers, and making it easier to trade digitally.

Australia and New Zealand provide access to the Asia Pacific region, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies.  Whilst the UK offers an innovative, highly skilled ecosystem to achieve strong international growth.

To support your expansion, we are hosting a range of events to help you learn about the new opportunities in these two markets.


Events for all businesses


Join the Sports Economy Trade Mission to Australia

The Department for International Trade are pleased to offer UK headquartered companies the opportunity to take part in the 2023 Sport Economy Trade Mission to Australia.

Sport is a pillar of Australia’s culture and way of life with over 80% of Australia’s 25.7m population participating in some level of sporting activity. This together with an active interest in various professional codes, allows sport to generate around $50 billion to Australia's economy each year.

Our Trade Mission will take representatives from 15 UK headquartered companies that operate in the Sports Economy sector to Queensland and Victoria and over 10 days will hear from a range of stakeholders about the exciting opportunities that Australia has to offer.

Date:  21/03/2023 - 31/03/2023
Location: Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne
Audience: UK companies

Applications close: 20 January 2023

UK Lawtech Trade Mission to Australia

The Professional and Business Services team will take 8 UK legaltech companies to the legal Innovation and Tech Fest: Australia's premier event for legaltechs. Bringing together 300+ legal professionals to celebrate the talen, technology, innovations and ideas that are literally transforming the way law firms and in-house legal teams operate. 

The tradeshow running from 1-2 May will provide selected firms with a stand with marketing space to increase their brand awareness; an excellent way for UK legaltech firms to pitch their offer, meet, network, and share information with Australian firms and potential buyers, the UK Zone will put firms at the heart of the two day festival. From 3-5 May Legaltech firms will also benefit from a curated programme of meetins with key stakeholders, providing networking opportunities, business development and a deeper understanding of the Australian and NSW legal landscape.    


Date:  01/05/2023 - 05/05/2023
Location: Australia
Audience: UK companies


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