Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is critical to Australia’s economy. It supplements Australia’s national savings, supports local businesses, develops infrastructure, and builds regional economies.

Australia is the world’s 13th largest economy. It is natural for Australia to seek FDI to grow industries – this has been happening for the last 200 years.

The international investment landscape is competitive. It’s important that Australia keeps pace with leading economies, and continues to attract FDI to help Australian companies compete globally.

Find out how FDI helps benefit Australia.

Factsheets

Learn more about FDI: what it is, the benefits, which countries invest in Australia and where Australia attracts investment.