Victoria's relationship with the United States Americas

The United States of America is Victoria's largest source of investment, as well as being the State's second largest two–way trading partner and fourth largest market for food products. The United States is a major market for Victorian aerospace and automotive products, meat, pharmaceuticals and is a major source of tourists.

Victorian Trade and Investment Offices

Supporting our relationship the Victorian Government has offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC. These offices play a vital role in the facilitation of trade, investment and the establishment of people to people links and partnerships between the two regions.

Trade Agreements

Australia-United States of America Free Trade Agreement

Entered into force in January 2005, the Australia-United States of America Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) paves the way for Australia's economic relationship with the United States in terms of both trade and investment.

For more information please refer to The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Bilateral Relationships

Victoria and the United States maintain extensive people to people links and institutional ties.

National / Institutions

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • City of Melbourne sister-city relationship with Boston, Massachusetts (est 2015)
  • City of Wyndham sister-city relationship with Costa Mesa, California (est 1996)
  • City of Bayside sister-city relationship with Nazareth
  • City of Stonnington sister-city relationship with Foster City, California
  • City of Knox sister-city relationship with Yarriambiack
  • City of Maroondah sister-city relationship with Ringwood, New Jersey
  • City of Maroondah sister-city relationship with San Carlos, California
  • City of Casey sister-city relationship with Springfield, Ohio
  • City of Whitehorse sister-city relationship Waco, Texas

Regional Victoria

  • Greater Bendigo sister-city relationship with Los Altos, California (est 1987)
  • Greater Shepparton sister-city relationship with Novato, California
  • Rural city of Mildura sister-city relationship with Upland
  • Shire of Mansfield sister-city relationship with Canandaigua, New York
  • Shire of Hepburn sister-city relationship with Coloma, California
  • Horsham Rural City sister-city relationship with Horsham, Pennsylvania
  • Glenelg Shire, Portland sister-city relationship with Portland, Maine
  • Glenelg Shire, Portland sister-city relationship with Portland, Oregon
  • Glenelg Shire, Portland sister-city relationship with Portland, Tennessee
  • Colac-Otway Shire sister-city relationship with Walker, Michigan

Victorian Universities

We can help you with your next market entry project

If you are considering investing in Melbourne, we can help you scope the market opportunity in Melbourne/Australia and assist you with your business case development.

Working with us will allow you to be fully informed and limit the number of surprises associated with your new investment. Our staff are experienced and well connected  and can introduce you to potential partners to help make your investment a success.

Contact us

Photo of Nigel Warren

Americas enquiries contact Nigel Warren
Commissioner for Victoria to The Americas
Email Nigel

Or go to our All Offices page to find your nearest Invest Victorian representative.