• Get closer to clients in Asia Pacific

    Melbourne is uniquely placed to service Asia Pacific – the world's fastest growing economic region. For more than half a century we've played an important part in Australia's relationship with Asia Pacific markets.

    Our convenient location across major time zones offers a practical location for global organisations looking for success in the region.

  • Shared time zones with Asia Pacific

    Developing close commercial relationships with Asia Pacific is easy with Melbourne's shared time zones.

    Our office hours overlap favourably providing opportunities for person-to-person contact, our direct flights are an efficient option and we're a convenient bridge between London and New York time zones.

  • Australia's busiest curfew-free airport

    Served by 29 international airlines that offer direct flights to 33 international destinations, Melbourne airport is Australia's busiest curfew-free airport.

    Melbourne airport handles over 29 per cent of Australia's international air freight market providing significant opportunities to export time-sensitive products to arrive at international markets the day after they leave Victoria.

  • Australia's busiest port seamlessly links to Asia Pacific

    Located close to Melbourne's city centre, the Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest and busiest container and automotive port.

    The Port of Melbourne is well-connected and equipped to facilitate the efficient and reliable movement of goods. In 2015-16, a total trade volume of 89.3 million revenue tonnes was handled and the new motor vehicle trade handled 372,539 new motor vehicles – a clear marker of the strength of Victoria's economy

  • Over one million Asian and European speakers

    Our long history of migration has produced a culturally and linguistically diverse population, and many Victorians speak a language other than English, especially Asian languages.

    Melbourne's vibrant, multicultural community is enhanced by our international student base of over 100,000 foreign language speakers, including speakers from China, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Melbourne is uniquely placed to service Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing economic region.

For more than half a century Melbourne has been an important part of Australia's relationship with the Asia Pacific markets. Sharing time zones makes it easy to develop close working relationships in Asia Pacific. Office hours overlap favourably, direct flights are an easy option, and we're a convenient bridge between the London and New York time zones. Melbourne is a practical location for global organisations looking for success in the world's fastest growing economic region.

Located just 25 minutes by road from central Melbourne, Melbourne Airport is Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger and container airport. It is served by 29 international airlines offering direct flights to 33 international destinations. It handles over 29 per cent of Australia's international air freight market,2 providing the opportunity to export time sensitive products to arrive in international markets the day after they leave Victoria.2

A perfect complement to Melbourne Airport is the Port of Melbourne, Australia's largest container and automotive port. In 2014-15 it handled a total trade volume of 87 million revenue tonnes, comprising over 2.58 million TEU and 350,000 new motor vehicles annually, including 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.3

Victoria's strong history of migration has produced a culturally and linguistically diverse population. Many Victorians speak a language other than English, especially Asian languages. This community is only enhanced by our international student base of over 100,000 foreign language speakers, including speakers from China, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.4


Source:

  1. BITRE, International Airline Activity Annual Publication, Table 4, Dec 2015.
  2. BITRE, Airline by country of port data—passengers, freight and mail, 2015
  3. Port of Melbourne Corporation Annual Report 2014-15.
  4. Department of Education, International Student Data, 2014.