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Why invest in Australia?

Australia offers numerous advantages for foreign investors. These include:

Consistent economic growth

Australia has entered its 27th year of uninterrupted annual growth since 1990–91, an achievement unequalled by any other developed economy (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016–17).

Highly skilled workforce

Australia has the seventh highest proportion of 25–64 year olds with tertiary qualifications in 2016 (OECD Education at a Glance 2017).

Strategic location

Australia's location gives us an edge in two ways – through strong geographic, trade and cultural links with the fast-growing Indo-Pacific region – and by providing a bridge with 24-hour connectivity between the world's major time zones in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Strong governance

As a stable parliamentary democracy, the quality of governance in Australia is among the best in the world, with Australia ranking 12th in 2016 in the World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators (2017).

World-class infrastructure

Australia's strategically located ports, well-planned rail and road transport networks and efficient logistics chains have been designed with the needs of business in mind.

For more information on investing in Australia, please contact Austrade.

Last Updated: 18 January 2018
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