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Why invest in Australia?

Australia is a stable and low-risk destination for investment, thanks to our resilient economy, dynamic industries and strong trade ties with the world. We offer a business-friendly environment, a smart, enterprising workforce and a lifestyle that’s the envy of the world.

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A land of opportunities

Australia offers a wealth of investment opportunities in resources and energy, the circular economy, defence, advanced manufacturing and space; digital technologies, agribusiness and food, health, and infrastructure. A Global Talent visa offers fast track processing and permanent residence to high value businesses and exceptional individuals.

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Guide to investing

This online guide is designed to help international investors and businesses invest and operate in Australia. You will find information about establishing and running a business in Australia; direct links to regulators and relevant government agencies; and an outline of the assistance available to international investors.

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Come on a virtual site visit to Australia with Austrade

Contact the investment specialist in your region to organise a virtual site visit.

Australia welcomes productive foreign direct investment

Find out how these international companies have benefited from their investment in Australia, and the contributions they have made to Australia’s economy and communities.

Investor Update

28 Nov 2022

Game on for Digital Games Tax Offset

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23 Nov 2022

UK visual effects and animation giant to open 500-person studio in Australia

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15 Nov 2022

Australian Budget commits major funding to boost technology capabilities

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10 Nov 2022

Irish studio takes digital games investment up a level

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31 Oct 2022

Australian Budget commits A$25bn to clean energy and renewables projects

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25 Oct 2022

Lightsource bp to become Australia’s largest solar developer and owner

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Why Australia

The Why Australia Benchmark Report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. The report examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – its resilient economy, dynamic industries, innovation & skills, global ties and strong foundations – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.

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How Austrade can help

Austrade works with potential investors providing practical advice, marketing intelligence and introductions to the people you need to meet.

Reports and resources

Download useful guides, publications and charts on Australia’s regulatory environment and the country's performance across a range of economic and social indicators.