Trade and investment


Global Victoria and Invest Victoria lead the Victorian Government's strategy to foster long term economic prosperity, increase the state's export opportunities and develop key sectors to create Victorian jobs and drive economic growth.

We work closely with a wide range of  industry sectors, including medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, new energy technology, food and fibre, transport technologies, defence, construction technologies, international education, cyber security, fintech, and professional services.


Strategies and initiatives

Access Program

The Access Program offers export-related assistance and in-country expertise to Victorian companies visiting overseas markets, particularly the Americas, Japan, South Korea, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, China, India and Southeast Asia.

Export Skills Program

The Export skills program provides new exporters with essential education and training to be export-ready. in partnerships with various industry associations.

Go Global

Go Global is a free online tool for Victorian businesses with a registered ABN to find out what support is available to them for improving export capabilities.

International Investment Strategy

The International Investment Strategy provides a blueprint to attract more international investment to Victoria.

The whole-of-government strategy focuses on attracting global companies from emerging and growth industries that are crucial to growing the state’s economy and creating jobs.


Helping Victorian businesses take on the world

Global Victoria opens the world to Victorian businesses by building their skills and knowledge for international growth and promoting them to audiences in key global markets.

Trade missions

Trade missions provide Victorian exporters with opportunities to build international connections and develop a better understanding of global markets. Trade missions are typically sectoral focused and Global Victoria develops tailored programs for participating businesses, supported in-market through an international network of more than 20 Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices.

Investor migration and global talent attraction

The Victorian skilled and business migration program brings investment and jobs to Victoria through the attraction of investor and business migrants. The program also attracts high calibre global talent to meet Victoria's ongoing workforce needs in high priority occupations that cannot be accessed locally.

Invest Victoria Advisory Network

The Invest Victoria Advisory Network is a compiled list of reputable service providers and organisations who have the experience and capabilities required to help international companies and investors find success in Victoria.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Equity Investment Attraction Fund

The Equity Investment Attraction Fund prioritises direct equity investments in high-growth companies of strategic interest to Victoria, which are looking to scale up their business. The fund’s primary focus will be on attracting international or interstate start ups to Victoria.

Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA)

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards celebrate the innovation and hard work of exporters across a range of sectors including agribusiness, business services, creative industries, digital technologies, e-commerce, education and training, environment, health and biotechnology, manufacturing, minerals, energy and regional development.

Study Melbourne Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships for international students in Victoria.

Venture Growth Fund

The Victorian Government has committed $25 million to establish the Venture Growth Fund. This fund offers eligible high-growth start ups access to venture credit of between $50,000 and $5 million, helping create jobs and driving economic growth.

Victorian International Education Awards

The Victorian International Education Awards support the international education sector and raise awareness of the sector’s benefits to the broader community and recognise the outstanding accomplishments of the students, staff and institutions that make up Victoria’s thriving international education sector.

Divisional owners and entities

Global Victoria

Global Victoria works with businesses to build their export capabilities and connect them to international opportunities through tailored programs, trade missions and a network of over 20 trade and investment offices around the world. The group advocates for the best policy settings so that Victorian companies can be competitive in the global arena. It also promotes Victoria as the best place for further study and skills development through the state's world-class universities and training institutions.

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria fosters long term economic prosperity by enabling business opportunities and job creation for Victoria. Responsible for leading new entrant Foreign Direct Investment and investment opportunities of significance as well as enhancing the business investment environment, developing and providing whole-of-government levers and strengthening the governance of investment attraction activities.

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