Northern Australia

Northern Australia’s economic development is a priority for the Australian Government. In close cooperation with the governments of the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, the Australian Government is instituting a suite of business-friendly reforms, laying the right foundation for the long-term growth of the North.

In an increasingly inter-connected world it is rare for investors to be presented with high-performing yet relatively untapped markets with investor-ready projects and collaborative opportunities in place. Northern Australia is one of very few such markets remaining globally: a frontier market full of possibility yet situated firmly within the safety and security of a successful advanced economy - the Australian economy.

White Paper

The Prime Minister released the northern Australia White Paper on Friday 19 June 2015. The White Paper outlines the Government’s policy agenda to fully capture the unrealised potential of northern Australia.

Download the White Paper (PDF)

Value Proposition

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has launched a publication promoting the potential of Northern Australia. Much like a prospectus, it will assist prospective investors and industry to understand the opportunities for development.

The Northern Australia Value Proposition will be provided to leading members of the global investment community ahead of the Northern Australia Investment Forum.

The Northern Australia Investment Forum will be a high level, invitation-only event presenting the northern Australia value proposition to investors, showcasing investment opportunities on offer and in prospect and highlighting the initiatives designed to help business to capitalise on the region’s strengths by removing barriers to investment and bringing Australia’s broader strengths to northern Australia. The Forum will be held in Darwin 8-10 November 2015.

Understanding land tenure in Northern Australia

Understanding land tenure in Northern Australia and successfully navigating the implications of different land tenure options can be fundamental to successful investment.  The Northern Australia land tenure website, combined with the interactive map on land tenure in the north, provides business -friendly information on different land titles across northern Australia and an investor focused guide for engaging with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Land Councils.

Northern Australia Investment Forum

The Northern Australia Investment Forum was held in Darwin, Australia from 8-10 November 2015. The Forum brought together senior executives of leading international and Australian companies keen to pursue investment in northern Australia and to better understand the diversity and scale of the exciting opportunities available. The Forum web site

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