Victoria’s Digital Technology industry is robust and internationally competitive, generating more than $34 billion in revenue, and $3 billion in exports annually.
Victoria has a diversified economy with a strong base of companies across key sectors that are increasingly adopting these digital technologies.
The Victorian Government supports digital technology companies by ensuring access to the infrastructure, skills and culture they need to succeed.
The combination of an innovative digital technology industry, robust local market, government support and strong demand for technology skills offers you the opportunity to build a prosperous digital technology business or career in in Victoria.
Did you know: Melbourne is home to more than half of Australia’s top 20 technology companies?
Key strengths in digital technology
Victoria has a workforce skilled in digital technologies and a world class education system that actively engages with industry and business. Some of our key digital technology strengths include:
- Software development
- Market platforms
- Cloud technology
- Spatial technology
- Sensor networks
- Data analytics
These capabilities are supporting Victoria’s emergence as a hub for cyber security and the industrial internet of things, emergency services solutions, smart city solutions, sports tech, digital games and fintech.
Melbourne is the number two in the Asia-Pacific for new software headquarters set up in the last six years, behind only Singapore and ahead of Hong Kong and Sydney.
Digital technology professionals from home and abroad
Victoria’s economy benefits from a large and growing workforce of highly skilled digital technology professionals, strong business skills and exceptional innovative problem solvers. Victoria has a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem fed by the country's biggest pipeline of graduate digital technology talent from local, world-class universities and advanced technical colleges. In fact, Melbourne produces more IT graduates than any other Australian city.
Over one third of Australia's digital technology postgraduates studied at a Victorian university. Victoria has also been pleased to welcome a large number of new technology experts from around the world. In the past five years Melbourne has welcomed nearly 20,000 tech professionals, adding key areas of skills to the state’s home-grown tech workforce and supporting international connectedness.
Vibrant digital community
Melbourne is ranked 7th for technology meetup membership for cities outside the USA.
Our digital community is vibrant and dynamic. A winning combination of tech events and festivals, well-established network of co- working spaces and accelerators, and specialist interest groups provide the network and support for our tech scene to thrive.
Business and investment
Key digital technology industry associations
- Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising
- Australian Digital & Telecommunication Industry Association
- Australian Industry Group
- Australian Information Industry Association
- Australian Computer Society
- Game Developers Association of Australia
- Telecommunications Association Inc
- The Digital Industry Association of Australia
- Victorian ICT for Women network
- Victorian Spatial Council
Digital technology research institutes in Melbourne
- Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications
- Defence Science Institute
- IBM Research Laboratory Australia
- Melbourne Networked Society Institute
- Monash eResearch Centre
- Swinburne Software Innovation Laboratory (SISG)
- The Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
- The Centre for Technology Infusion
- The Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interface
- Victoria University's Centre for Applied Informatics (CAI)