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How to get your foot in the Australian market

March 2013 | Marcus Moufarrige

Entering the Australian market can be daunting, but with a highly skilled, multilingual workforce to choose from and a politically stable environment to work in, the benefits can far outweigh the risks.

Utilising resources

The Australian Government offers a number of incentives to foreign investors to help them establish new businesses or expand operations, including assistance in training, research and development and, in specific circumstances, tax relief or grants.

There are also a number of official channels offering information that is essential to entrepreneurs, including and ABLIS, which provides a one-stop solution to procuring the business licences and permits you need to grow a business in Australia.

Low-cost ways to make an impact

Establishing offices in Australia's major cities is likely to be one of your biggest costs but you could substantially lower your overheads by making use of virtual offices.

Offering you an address for your mail, the option of hiring meeting rooms when you're in town and access to a real receptionist to take your calls, it's an excellent option for businesses looking to make an impact on local markets without a massive initial outlay.

Relocation and remote working

If you are planning to move permanently to oversee your business expansion, you may be able to apply for a visa under Australia's Business Innovation and Investment program or Business Talent scheme.

It's also possible to grow your business remotely, no matter where you are in the world. Modern advances such as cloud computing, video conferencing and serviced offices mean you can efficiently manage your company from overseas. 

Gaining virtual ground in Australia

To create a solid base for your business or start expanding into Australia's most desirable areas, call Servcorp on +32 2 403 37 00  to hire office space in Melbourne, Brisbane or any other major Australian city.