Supporting investment

More than 600 multinational companies have chosen Sydney as their regional headquarters while over A$54 billion is spent annually in private sector investment in NSW.

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 Australia's most popular destination for international visitors, while about 200,000 international students from over 160 countries come to the state's universities, schools and colleges each year.

The biotechnology, renewable 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 designed to facilitate growth for individual sectors and awards that recognise the achievements, hard work and commitment to excellence of individuals and businesses in NSW.

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    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.

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    Business assistance

    Information for potential business investors in NSW.

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    Regional assistance

    NSW Government offers numerous services for businesses wanting to launch or expand in New South Wales. We can provide up-to-date information on the costs of doing business in the state, plus figures that benchmark NSW's economy, growth and trade against the other states.

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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.

  5. 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.

  6. 2017 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

    NSW Creative Achievement Awards

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

  7. 2016 winners of the NSW Training Awards

    NSW Training Awards

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

  8. 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.

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    Finnie Awards

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