Victoria’s retail industry alone is worth over A$73 billion.
Do you want to be part of Australia’s fashion and retail capital? Could you provide world-class postal, transport distribution and logistics services in Victoria? Now is the time to join this A$94 billion industry.
Melbourne has it all – an exciting mix of international designer brands, flagship stores, local fashion retailers and world-class department stores.
Australian retail sales growth has been among the highest of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries after the global financial crisis and is now worth A$280 billion. Victoria accounts for a quarter of the market and has a thriving retail industry with a 300,000 strong workforce.
An attractive location for brands
Melbourne attracts major international brands and offers consumers a wide range of exciting retail environments – from world-class department stores, bespoke boutiques, flagship stores and local fashion retailers to shopping destinations including Chadstone – the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere .
Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) treats shoppers to anything from historic arcades to luxury precincts, modern retail complexes and heritage-listed markets.
Supply chain and logistics
Victoria’s supply chain advantages make it an attractive place for businesses to locate. Victoria’s supply chain & logistics industry contributes approximately A$21 billion per year to the economy and employs around 280,000 people.
Melbourne is strategically located with key supply chain infrastructure including 24 hour road access to 80 per cent of Australia’s population. The city’s major ports, roads, rail, airports and freight hubs are well networked for freight movement to local, regional, interstate and international markets.
Regional Victoria has an extensive network of rail and road connected intermodal freight terminals that enables seamless movement of freight.
Business and investment
- Australian Retailers Association
- Australian Gift and Homewares Association
- National Retail Association (NRA)
- Post Office Agents Association Limited (POAAL)
- Shopping Centre Council of Australia
- Victorian Transport Association
- Australian Logistics Council
- Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)