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Doing business in Australia

For rapidly growing businesses, establishing a presence in Australia is a smart choice. We’re strategically located, and integrated into the dynamic and emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific.

Established businesses and startups can draw on our deep pool of creative and educated people in a thriving economy, where our rapidly increasing exports have created record trade surpluses. 

In industries like fintech and agtech, Australian businesses are pioneering new ways of adapting technology. In the medtech and biotech sector, our research teams attract global investment. 

Meanwhile, our minerals reserves create fresh prospects for investment and growth. New sectors include lithium mining and processing for electric vehicle batteries, and rare-earth minerals. 

Perhaps our greatest asset is our diverse, highly skilled and creative workforce. As one of the most multicultural and multilingual countries in the world, we use our global ties to connect with the best the world has to offer. 

The Taskforce team is here to help you get started.

Understanding Australia

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with a strong democratic tradition and rule of law. 

We boast a resilient economy and enviable standard of living.

Australia is very close to the booming markets and economies of Southeast Asia.

Australians are known as open, friendly and straight-talking people, and it’s the same in our business dealings. We may have a laid-back reputation, but we’re extremely hard-working. We’re also honest, fair, and not overly formal or hierarchical in our business culture. 

Incentives, offsets and schemes

Unlike many other nations, Australia is a heavy and committed investor in its own industries, ideas and innovations. There are a multitude of government and private grants and incentives available to offset tax and other corporate liabilities. 

Business.gov.au provides information, grants, services and support from across government to help businesses succeed. 

The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a A$5 billion lending facility to provide loans to infrastructure projects in northern Australia.  

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) invests in clean energy technologies, which are defined in the CEFC Act as renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies. 

Export Finance Australia (EFA) is the government’s export credit agency, providing financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and their partners.

Australia offers a range of tax concessions, rebates, offsets and deductions for businesses and investment in Australia. An entity’s specific tax obligations depend on their residency status

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission is the nation’s leading trade and investment promotion agency and is the first national point-of-contact for all investment enquiries, providing information and assistance to foreign businesses seeking to establish or expand in Australia.   

There are also many strategic incentives and programs specific to our target industries:

 

The states and territories

Australia’s 8 states and territories each have their own regulations for businesses. 

If you qualify for the Taskforce’s tailored service, we will help you navigate state and territory opportunities, initiatives and requirements, including providing contacts, to make location selection and settlement smoother.

The Australian marketplace 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission promotes compliance with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws. 

The Australian Government provides many reliable resources to ensure businesses understand their obligations.

We’re here to help you navigate the system

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you to figure it out on your own. 

We’re here to help you get started and connect you with government, legal and business networks to support your transition.

 

 

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