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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry in Victoria


Approximately one third of Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) professionals are employed in Victoria1.

Victoria’s ICT industry includes:

  • telecommunications services
  • computer software, analysis and business services
  • wholesaling - ICT goods
  • manufacturing - ICT equipment
  • internet publishing, consulting and provision
  • computer hardware and maintenance.

Industry size

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources's latest information and communication technology (ICT) industry survey indicates that ICT companies headquartered in Victoria had a combined gross annual revenue of A$27.6 billion and employ over 74,700 people1.


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Industry contacts

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

The following professional bodies represent various sectors within the industry:

NetApp chose Melbourne, Australia

The following video produced by Invest Victoria showcases Melbourne and why NetApp chose Melbourne as a destination for business. 

TRANSCRIPT for video: NetApp chose Melbourne (DOC, 36kb)

Further information and resources

1  Victorian ICT industry findings 2014. Retrieved from the DEDJTR website, November 2014.