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Building and Construction Industry in Victoria, Australia


Victoria's building and construction industry is a major driver of the state's economy. It includes:

  • residential building
  • commercial building
  • engineering construction and service
  • architectural engineering
  • construction trades such as bricklaying, electrical work and plumbing.

Industry size

More than 268,000 employees-over 9.0 per cent of the Victorian workforce-were employed in the industry at the end of 2011. Over 84 per cent of workers were employed on a full-time basis. For further information on Victoria’s Building and Construction industry, please visit the Building Commission website.


See the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists for Victoria for eligible occupations, including requirements for specific occupations.

Visit our Visas and Immigrating section for detailed information about the minimum eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and the application process for Victorian visa nomination.

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about the construction industry in Victoria.

Bodies that represent Victoria's building and construction industry include:

Further information