Four international business leaders reveal their reasons for
choosing Melbourne. Click the hotspots to hear first-hand.
Hisashi Takeyama,MUJI Retail
Victor Li, Pactera Technology International
Managing Director, LINPAC
Managing Director, Australia, Eventbrite
Director - Australia, MUJI Retail
Senior Vice President,Pactera Technology International
The Victorian Government has committed to removing 50 of Melbourne's 180
level crossings (railroad crossings) over the next eight years. While
development opportunities will vary for each site
depending on physical constraints, the Victorian Government is actively
pursuing appropriate development opportunities.
If you are considering investing in
Melbourne, Invest Victoria can help you scope the market opportunity and
assist you with your business case development through the planning,
setting up or ongoing growth stages of your business life cycle.
Melbourne is a thriving market, rapidly growing in size. Melbourne's population of 4.5 million has grown more quickly than any other Australian city over the past 10 years. If trends continue, Melbourne could overtake Sydney as Australia's largest city by 2030.
Australia is one of the top ranked countries for talent in the world. The Heidrick & Struggles Global Talent Index ranks Australia third in the Asia Pacific region for talent. Victoria is the most highly educated state in Australia.
Victoria is one of two Australian states to
possess a triple A credit rating from
agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's, a rating we have maintained for the
past ten years.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 Global Liveability Index, which assesses living conditions in 140 cities globally—has awarded us the top city for the sixth year running. Melbourne has consistently ranked as one of the world's three most liveable cities since the index began in 2006.
The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in Asia-Pacific.3 It's just one of the reasons why Victoria produces high quality talent.
In a major coup for Victoria, the world's largest eRetailer Alibaba has opened its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne.
Melbourne's road and rail transport networks are the best in the country. Through a complex matrix of road and rail, people and goods are efficiently transported in, out and around the country—a feat made possible due to the largest air and seaports in Australia.
Victoria is a key contributor to Australia's status as the 12th largest economy in the world. In 2014-15, our state economy generated A$355.6 billion in GSP.