Victoria's relationship with India
Recent years have seen remarkable growth in the trading relationship between India and Australia. Two-way trade in goods and services has grown in value from $13.6 billion in 2007 to $24.3 billion in 2020.
India is an important market for Victorian food and fibre products and is emerging as an important market for urban design, ICT and life sciences. India is one of Victoria's primary sources for international students and is one of the State's fastest growing sources of international tourists.
Victorian Trade and Investment Offices
Supporting our relationship, the Victorian Government has offices in Bangalore (est 2005) and Mumbai (est 2012) which play a vital role in the facilitation of trade, investment and the establishment of people to people links and partnerships between the two regions.
Victoria's India Strategy
The Victorian Government's strategy for developing our relationship with India over the next ten years was released in January 2018. For more information visit:
Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement negotiations
At the 17th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission meeting on 30 September 2021, Ministers Tehan and Goyal formally re-launched CECA negotiations and reaffirmed their commitment to conclude a CECA, including to reach an interim agreement by December 2021 to liberalise and deepen bilateral trade in goods and services, and to conclude the negotiations on a full CECA by the end of 2022.
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Cultural ties and people to people links between Victoria and India are extensive, and continue to strengthen as a result of events such as the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and the Diwali (Indian Festival of Light).
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Commissioner for Victoria to South Asia
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