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Welcome to Invest Victoria

Creating opportunity for your business

Invest Victoria is a world-class investment promotion agency (IPA) providing free confidential services and professional advice to international investors. We can connect you to our extensive network of contacts to create investment opportunities when you set up your business in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Victoria (capital city, Melbourne) has one of the strongest economies and most enviable lifestyles in the developed world.

If you are considering setting up a business or headquarters in Australia or in the Asia-Pacific, consider Melbourne for its competitive and dynamic business environment, skilled and innovative workforce, world-class infrastructure and government support services.

Invest Victoria's services include:


Support for development of market entry business cases by providing information on market potential, existing companies, research and development capabilities, labour market skills and costs.


Support for identification of and introductions to relevant industry contacts and local suppliers.


Assist with fulfilling property requirements, including free confidential site identification and facilitation of planning and regulatory approvals.


Support in client’s home market.


Support in accessing assistance at all levels of government, including financial assistance to attract strategic footloose investments to the state.


Provide ongoing investor support, both locally and in-market, through an extensive network of international offices.

>> Contact an Invest Victoria office near you or phone us on +61 3 9651 8100.

Experience Melbourne, Victoria

Victoria is home to 5.65 million people with 4.25 million of them living in the capital city of Melbourne. The city is multicultural, welcoming residents from more than 235 countries and regions. Melburnians or Melbournites are well educated and multilingual with 28% speaking another language other than English. Melbourne is the world's most liveable city. Its comparably low population density contributes to many lifestyle advantages such as affordable housing and accommodation and the great outdoors.

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As the Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 29 November 2014, the Victorian Government hasl assumed a caretaker role from 4 November.

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