About Us

Peter Arbuckle established Export Finance Assistance Consultancy Services in 2000 and specialises in advising and assisting small to medium enterprises access the benefits available through the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme and the Research & Development Tax Incentive.


Peter’s experience with the EMDG scheme commenced in 1994 when he joined the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) as a Senior Investigations Officer. During the seven years of his employment, Peter assessed over 700 EMDG Applications and was responsible for detecting the largest attempt to defraud the EMDG scheme.

In 2004, Peter joined the Tax & Legal Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for advising clients on EMDG and employment tax issues. Peter was the firm’s national reference point for all matters regarding EMDG.

In 2009, Peter left his position as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers to focus on providing his clients with a more personalised level of service.

Quality of Service

We are focussed on providing a high level of personal service to all of our clients

Developing great working relationships with our clients is important to us. We enjoy seeing our clients achieve great success in growing their business.

We have been recognised by Austrade as a “Best Practice” EMDG Consultant each year between 2002 and 2012.

From 2013, we have participated in Austrade’s Quality Incentive Program and have the ability to lodge EMDG Applications prior to 1 March, three months after the statutory lodgement deadline.

As a Registered Tax Agent, we are able to advise you on the Research & Development Tax Incentive and prepare the documents required to realise this benefit.


Our background provides us with the unique perspectives and insights of both the grants advisor and the grants auditor.

We have advised clients in a variety industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Fishing
  • Wine
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Fashion
  • Life sciences
  • Information technology
  • Communications
  • Entertainment
  • Software development
  • Tourism services
  • Education
  • Labour hire
  • Professional services
  • Intellectual property

We take pride in assisting our clients access the financial benefits that enable them to achieve their business objectives.