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The Victorian Government provides invaluable support and settlement services to investors and business migrants.

Melbourne’s unique combination of economic opportunities, quality lifestyle and welcoming communities create the ideal destination to live and invest.  

Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia. More international migrants choose to live here than any other states because of our strong economy, diverse business opportunities, clean living environment, and exceptional quality of life.

Support is available

If you’re looking to do business or invest here, the Victorian Government supports you in various ways.

Dedicated relationship managers

Dedicated relationship managers can help you during your migration journey by providing:

  • information about Victoria’s visa nomination and complying investment requirements

  • information about trade and investment opportunities in Victoria

  • further support, referrals and introductions on request.

Connect with an Investor Relationship Manager.

Significant Investor Services Directory

The Victorian Government provides a listing of businesses in Victoria that offer financial and business support services to investor migrants through the Significant Investor Services Directory.

You’ll find services such as:

Financial services Professional services
Financial planning Accounting and consulting
Fund management Communications
Investment banking Legal
Wealth management
Private company investment advice

Victorian industries

Victoria’s range of industries can provide you with key insights that can help you discover business opportunities in Victoria.

Business support

Here you’ll find some quick tips and links for business start-ups.

Licences, permits and compliance

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) assists with licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines for business compliance.

Business obligations and legal requirements

The ABLIS website also has information about business obligations and legal requirements to customers, employees, suppliers and government.

Legal and ethical obligations to employment

Business owners have legal and ethical obligations for employing staff, including pay rates and conditions, withholding employee tax, paying superannuation (see below) and maintaining a safe working environment.

For a step-by-step guide on your obligations as an employer, visit the Business Victoria website.

Workplace health and safety

Know your workplace safety responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace for your staff.

Superannuation

Australia has a mandated retirement savings system known as superannuation (or ‘super’ for short). This requires you to pay your employees an additional 9.5 per cent of their wages into an approved super fund.

Find out more about super on these websites:

Small business support

Small Business Victoria provides low-cost, practical Small Business seminars and workshops to help businesses get started.

Professional advice

You can seek professional advice from financial and legal consultants that specialise in Australia’s business regulations.

Visit our Business Support page for more on establishing and operating a business in Victoria.