Supporting investment

New South Wales is an outstanding place to do business, with more than A$54 billion spent annually in private sector investment in the state. More than 600 multinational companies have chosen Sydney as their regional headquarters.

By investing in Sydney, businesses can also take advantage of prime industrial properties, superb distribution centres and excellent transport infrastructure.

The tourism and education sectors continue to offer compelling investment opportunities. Tourism is a major driver of the NSW economy as the state is Australia’s most popular destination for international visitors. In addition, more than 300,000 international students from more than 150 countries  come to NSW universities, schools and colleges each year.

The biotechnologyrenewable energies and sustainable building sectors are booming in NSW, and offer a unique opportunity to invest in the early stages of the industries of the future. Several of these sectors are backed by government assistance schemes.

The NSW Government is actively working to attract business to the state through initiatives such as Jobs for NSW. This program provides financial support to startups and emerging and fast-growth small to medium-sized enterprises to scale and grow new jobs in NSW. It is designed to facilitate growth for individual sectors and awards, and recognises the achievements, hard work and commitment to excellence of individuals and businesses in NSW.

  1. A view of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House at dusk

    NSW step-by-step investment guide

    NSW Government can provide information that helps you understand Sydney and NSW. We can provide material on the size of the economy, growth trends, international trade and more.

  2. Growing trade and investment with ASEAN

    NSW’s first ASEAN strategy sets out practical action for the NSW Government that will lift our economic and cultural relationship with markets in the ASEAN region to the next level.

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    Our international network

    The NSW Department of Industry has a global network of investment specialists ready to help you identify opportunities, develop strategic partnerships and provide advice specific to your investment needs.

  4. Live and work in Sydney

    Visas & migration

    In NSW, skilled workers enjoy globally competitive career opportunities. Business migrants and investors benefit from a thriving economy and students can obtain a world-class education.

  5. 2017 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

    NSW Creative Achievement Awards

    Celebrates and rewards outstanding achievements that global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

  6. 2016 winners of the NSW Training Awards

    NSW Training Awards

    Recognises the outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

  7. NSW Minister for Industry, Resources & Energy The Honourable Anthony Roberts MP; Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Professor Mike Archer AM; Dr Muireann Irish; NSW Governor His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd); Mrs Nikki Zimmerman; Dr Elizabeth New; Professor Toby Walsh; NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Rick Shine AM; Dr Lukas Van Zwieten; NSW Premier The Honourable Mike Baird MP; Professor David James; Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin; NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Professor Mary O'Kane.

    NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

    Recognises excellence in science and engineering, and rewards leading researchers for cutting-edge work.

  8. Finnie Awards 2017 logo

    Finnie Awards

    Recognises outstanding players with long-term vision in building and financing sustainable business growth.