Financial and professional services

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NSW dominates the nation's services industries. Financial services comprise 15% of the state's industry output, highlighting the strength of our knowledge-based economy which centres around banking, insurance and finance, legal, accounting and engineering.

Uniquely located, our time zone bridges financial markets closing in the US and opening in the UK. Australia has long-standing links to fast growing Asian markets. With strong government support and outstanding quality of life on offer for your staff, Sydney and NSW are a compelling proposition.

The NSW State economy is the largest and most diverse in Australia with the total value of goods and services produced in NSW being greater than many national economies in the Asia Pacific. Companies will have immediate access to a large, highly educated and multilingual workforce. NSW exported over $3 billion in financial services in 2015. We aim to increase this to $5 billion by 2020.

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New South Wales is open for business

NSW Department of Industry can help you take advantage of NSW's strong professional services environment.

We offer:

  • guidance on how to set up a business in NSW
  • advice on taxation and regulatory issues that affect service sectors
  • introductions to business networks
  • a market visit program that enables companies to explore the opportunities available in Sydney