Founding a business in Australia

Are you considering moving out of France and founding a business in the sun? Then uncover the endless migrant opportunities in Australia, Melbourne. Founding a business in Australia

Migrants who are planning to set up a new venture in Australia - whether it’s in the building and construction industry or something entirely different - are often drawn to Melbourne, the capital of the Australian State of Victoria.

There are good reasons for it: Its strong economy, excellent employment and business opportunities, world class educational institutions and quality of life are all attractive to migrant families. More than 50 per cent of all business migrants to Australia settle in Victoria.

Victoria has a strong reputation as the manufacturing, services, innovation and knowledge powerhouse of Australia, generating a quarter of the nation’s economic activity, further contributes to make Melbourne an attractive option for business migrants.

Melbourne itself has got a broad-based economy, transparent governance and legal protections for investors. It has a long tradition of welcoming foreign investment and offers competitive business costs compared to other global locations. The Harvard Business Review rated Australia as the best place to invest in the post-recession world.

Thanks to continuous economic expansion and low inflation, migrants can find economic opportunities that are currently rare in most of the developed world. The steadily growing building and construction industry and access to highly skilled and qualified workforce makes setting up a business in Melbourne a viable option.

Australian government offers visa nomination under the full range of Australian government business and investor visa pathways and wherever you are in the world, Business and Investor migrants are offered personal access to support services from a global network of Victorian Government Business Offices.

In Europe, there exist Victorian Government Business Offices in London and Frankfurt offering support services including access to the Victorian Government’s Agent General and a dedicated Victorian Government Migration Manager in London.

Feel free to travel to the Victorian state capital, Melbourne for a visit and get a sense for your new life Down Under. If you start your adventure in Melbourne’s heart, you’ll discover it’s neatly divided into little pockets for you to explore.

You will find art, bars and restaurants up and down in the laneways, retail therapy for any budget in Bourke and Collins streets, and creative outlets on show in Flinders Quarter. St Kilda Road means galleries and gardens, while neighbouring Yarra Precinct and Docklands deliver waterside views by the boatload.

Just a tram ride away, the eclectic neighbourhoods on the city fringe offer endless possibilities. Take a bicycle for a spin in the tooth-achingly cool northern suburbs Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote. Flex your plastic in retail meccas South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak. Take your beach towel (or yacht) to bayside St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne, and go west for more fabulous food and beaches – there is simply so much on offer in Melbourne, which is often rated the World’s Most Liveable City.