• Australia's largest and busiest container port

    Located close to Melbourne's city centre, the Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest and busiest container and automotive port – a clear marker of the strength of Victoria's economy.

    The port is well-connected and equipped to facilitate the efficient and reliable movement of goods, and completed an award-winning Channel Deepening Project in 2009 giving shipping channels 14 metres draught at all tides.

  • Extensive road and rail networks linked to air and seaports

    Our complex road and rail transport networks are the best in the country. Melbourne received a perfect score for infrastructure in the 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveability Report.

    The Victorian Government is committed to ongoing investment in our world-class transport infrastructure to provide Victorian's with better connectivity and a greater quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Strong IT infrastructure - ready for business

    We're connected to the world like never before. Our outstanding telecommunications network of satellites and submarine fibre optic cables provide unfettered and seamless access to global business.

    Melbourne's strong and diverse industry of multiple service providers have access to a reliable and stable network infrastructure.

Victoria has extensive road and rail networks, world-class sea and airport hubs, and high-quality telecommunications infrastructure.

Melbourne Airport is Australia's busiest curfew-free passenger and container airport located just 25 minutes by road from Melbourne's city centre.

Served by 29 international airlines that offer direct flights to 33 international destinations, Melbourne airport handles over 29 per cent of Australia's international air freight market,2 which provides significant opportunities to export time-sensitive products to arrive at international markets within 24 hours after they leave the airport.

Avalon Airport is Melbourne's second airport located 40 minutes by road from the city centre and is Victoria's low-cost domestic carrier that caters for a large influx of passengers and freight.

Located close to Melbourne's city centre, the Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest container and automotive port. The port is well-connected and equipped and is experienced in the efficient and reliable movement of goods handling around 36 per cent of Australia's container trade.3

The port's trade performance in 2015-16 is indicative of the strength of Victoria's economy when it handled a total trade volume of 89.3 million revenue tonnes, comprising 2.64 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and the new motor vehicle trade handled 372,539 new motor vehicles.4

In 2009 the Port completed an award-winning Channel Deepening Project giving shipping channels 14 metres draught at all tides.

Melbourne received a perfect score of 100 for infrastructure in the 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveability Report, and the Victorian Government is committed to ongoing investment in our world-class transport infrastructure with a range of projects including:

  • delivering a new underground, high-capacity rail line servicing Melbourne's city centre and nearby education, health and research precincts.
  • removing 50 of Melbourne's level crossings over the next eight years reducing travel times for road and rail users
  • improving Melbourne and regional roads to relieve congestion.

Our outstanding telecommunications network of satellites and submarine fibre optic cables provide unfettered and seamless access to global business, and Melbourne's strong and diverse industry of multiple service providers have access to a reliable and stable network infrastructure.

Australia's deregulated market provides Victoria with a global advantage, offering competitively-priced services for both local and international businesses.


Source:

  1. BITRE, International Airline Activity Annual Publication Dec 2015, Table 4.
  2. BITRE, WebAirport_FY_1986-2016
  3. Port of Melbourne Corporation Annual Report 2014-15
  4. Port of Melbourne Corporation Trade Performance 2015-16.