Victoria is a great place to start a business. Victoria has a first world, highly regulated economy and business framework. The Victorian Government provides a streamlined process for setting up a business.
Victoria's industry strengths are in the agricultural, food, manufacturing, medical research, financial services, tourism and cultural industries. Victoria is Australia's leader in the new, knowledge-based industries such as information and communication technology, biotechnology, professional services, design, advanced manufacturing and environmental management.
Business migrants choose Victoria because it offers:
The Victorian Government provides a wealth of business information on the Business Victoria website. It provides in-depth information on:
Speak to a qualified accountant, lawyer or other business professional to determine the best structure for your business and your registration requirements. See the Small Business Mentoring Program page on the Business Victoria website.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your business compliance responsibilities. Based on your business type and location it will outline which government licences and registrations apply to your business. See the ABLIS website for more details.
For those wishing to trade in the export or import of goods, Victoria provides excellent infrastructure throughout the state, including an integrated network of road, rail, sea and air transport, and access to regional, national and international markets.
Melbourne International Airport is Australia's largest 24-hour, curfew-free, freight and passenger airport. The Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest and most modern container-handling port, operating 24 hours a day. Victoria also operates regional ports.
Both the Victorian and the Australian Government support local businesses that export goods and services internationally.
Visit the Export and Trade section on the Business Victoria website for information about export support provided by the Victorian Government and visit the Austrade website for information about export support provided by the Australian Government.