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.
Victoria’s range of industries can provide you with key insights that can help you discover business opportunities in Victoria.
- Creative industries
- Food and fibre
- International education
- Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
- Digital technologies
- New energy technologies
- Professional services
- Retail and supply chain and logistics
- Transport, defence and construction technologies
- Tourism, events and visitor economy.
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 information 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.
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.
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.