• Get closer to clients in Asia Pacific

    Melbourne is uniquely placed to service Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing economic region. For more than half a century Melbourne has been an important part of Australia's relationship with Asia Pacific markets. Victoria is conveniently placed across major time zones and offer a practical location for global organisations looking for success in the region.

  • We share time zones with Asia Pacific

    Sharing time zones makes it easy to develop close working relationships in Asia Pacific. Office hours overlap favourably, direct flights are an easy option, and we're a convenient bridge between London and New York timezones.

    Melbourne is a practical location for global organisations looking for success in the world's fastest growing economic region.

  • Melbourne Airport is Australia's busiest curfew free airport.

    Located just 25 minutes by road from central Melbourne, Melbourne Airport is Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger and container airport.  It is served by 29 international airlines offering direct flights to 33 international destinations. It handles over 29 per cent of Australia's international air freight market,2 providing the opportunity to export time sensitive products to arrive in international markets the day after they leave Victoria.

  • Australia's busiest port seamlessly links to Asia Pacific

    Port of Melbourne is the largest and busiest container port in Australia. Located close to central Melbourne, the port is well-connected and equipped. It is experienced in the efficient and reliable movement of goods, and is Australia's largest container, automotive and general cargo port. During 2014-15 the Port of Melbourne handled an estimated A$121 million worth of trade, including around 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.

  • Culture in Melbourne

    A culturally diverse population

    Victoria's strong history of migration has produced a culturally and linguistically diverse population. Many Victorians speak a language other than English, especially Asian languages.

    There are over 480,000 Asian language speakers, over 550,000 European language speakers (other than English), and over 230 languages and dialects spoken in Melbourne.

Melbourne is uniquely placed to service Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing economic region.

For more than half a century Melbourne has been an important part of Australia's relationship with the Asia Pacific markets. Sharing time zones makes it easy to develop close working relationships in Asia Pacific. Office hours overlap favourably, direct flights are an easy option, and we're a convenient bridge between the London and New York time zones. Melbourne is a practical location for global organisations looking for success in the world's fastest growing economic region.

Located just 25 minutes by road from central Melbourne, Melbourne Airport is Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger and container airport.  It is served by 29 international airlines offering direct flights to 33 international destinations. It handles over 29 per cent of Australia's international air freight market,2 providing the opportunity to export time sensitive products to arrive in international markets the day after they leave Victoria.2

A perfect complement to Melbourne Airport is the Port of Melbourne, Australia's largest container and automotive port.  In 2014-15 it handled a total trade volume of 87 million revenue tonnes, comprising over 2.58 million TEU and 350,000 new motor vehicles annually, including 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.3

Victoria's strong history of migration has produced a culturally and linguistically diverse population. Many Victorians speak a language other than English, especially Asian languages.This community is only enhanced by our international student base of over 100,000 foreign language speakers, including speakers from China, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.4


Source:

  1. BITRE, International Airline Activity Annual Publication, Table 4, Dec 2015.
  2. BITRE, Airline by country of port data—passengers, freight and mail, 2015
  3. Port of Melbourne Corporation Annual Report 2014-15.
  4. Department of Education, International Student Data, 2015.