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Manufacturing Industry in Victoria, Australia


Victoria has the largest manufacturing industry in Australia with approximately 30 percent of the country's manufacturing workers employed in Victoria1.

Victoria’s manufacturing sector encompasses a broad range of industries including automotive, advanced electronics and machinery, aerospace and aviation, defence, chemicals and plastics, pharmaceuticals, fabricated metals, textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) and food processing.

Industry size

The Manufacturing industry remains a key part of Victoria’s economy, accounting for $30.8 billion or 10.8% of Gross State Product (GSP)2.   It directly employs 295,100 people and is the State’s largest employer of full time jobs3.


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.