Why Do Business in Canberra?

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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Intellectual Capital

We have a knowledge-based economy and highly educated workforce.

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People from all over the world are attracted to live, study and work Canberra.

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We're the first city in mainland Australia to achieve 100% renewable energy.

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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.

Bug tech closing the loop on food waste

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

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From Canberra grads to award-winning veterans’ employer

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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Interested in doing business in Canberra?

Contact the business team for information and advice.