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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Why Do Business in Canberra?


Canberrans have the time to do the things we want to do, as well as the things we need to do, giving us a better sense of wellbeing.

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We're responding to climate change as an economic opportunity to attract innovative new enterprises and high-value jobs.

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Canberra has emerged as the knowledge capital of Australia and a hub for innovation and creativity.

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Resilient Economy

Start your business in Canberra with the backing of a strong, established economy.

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Proximity to Government

Benefit from being near the Australian Government.

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Transport & Infrastructure

Everywhere is only a 30-minute drive away, so getting around Canberra is easy.

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Sector Profiles

Canberra has an established defence business network and is the best place in Australia for opportunities in the defence sector.

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Grow your business here in Canberra

Set up

Mentoring and tailored business support makes Canberra an ideal place to set up your new venture.

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Tap into our innovation ecosystem to accelerate your business growth.

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There are plenty of ways to forge strong business connections and partnerships to help your business grow.

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Success Stories

See how other businesses have succeeded by tapping into the support and advice available here in Canberra.


How Canberra, with its short commute times and university and government connections, is helping Goterra thrive.

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How AeroPM grew from a one-person consultancy to an award-winning veterans’ employer.

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Carbon disruptors calling Canberra home

Why MCi headquarter their carbon startup in the sustainability friendly ACT.

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A vision for Canberra

Join us in shaping the future of Canberra

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With a title like ‘world’s most liveable city’, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the move to Canberra.

Interested in doing business in Canberra?

Contact the business team for information and advice.