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Ease of doing business

Doing business in Australia is easier than in most other countries. With one of the most transparent and well-regulated business environments in the world, Australia’s political stability and regulatory framework provides investors with confidence and security.

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For six years in a row, Australia has been ranked third on the Index of Economic Freedom. It is ranked 11th for ease of doing business and fifth when compared to economies with a large population.

Australia’s financial system is world-leading, ranked fifth out of 62 countries.

The financial services sector has: 

  • assets of almost A$6.2 trillion, nearly four times Australia’s nominal GDP
  • the world’s third largest pool of funds under management and the largest in the Asian region 
  • the world’s fourth largest superannuation system
  • strong financial market turnover 
  • the largest liquid stock market in the Asian region, outside Japan.

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Australian Foreign Investment Guide

The Australian Foreign Investment Guide provides useful information on investing and operating a business in Australia and the range of assistance available to investors.

Australian Foreign Investment Guide

Investor map

Investor Map: Australia at a glance

Australia at a glance

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