What we do

Global Victoria – connecting Victoria to the world

Global Victoria strives to be a leader across international engagement, for both Government and all of industry, so we can build a strong, connected, modern trade facilitation agency that spearheads and supports Victoria in the international arena.

We work with businesses to build their export capabilities and connect them to international opportunities through our global network of over 20 offices. We advocate for the best policy settings so that Victorian companies can be competitive in the global arena, and we seek to attract and retain the best global talent through migration.

Helping your export business go global

To be globally competitive, your business has to be globally connected.

Our Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices in key international trade markets can assist your business in-market by connecting you with international buyers and industry partners, offering market advice and analysis, and providing high-level market intelligence, insights and guidance to ensure your business will be competitive in global markets.

Through our specialised trade offices located in international markets and across Melbourne and regional Victoria, we provide a range of services to help your export business go global, including:

  • taking your business to international markets to explore business opportunities
  • creating in-market connections with international buyers and business leaders
  • bringing international buyers and business leaders to Melbourne to connect with you and your export business
  • hosting major conferences and events for business matching activities
  • providing market intelligence and industry insights
  • facilitating export ready training via the Export Skills program
  • running workshops and webinars about emerging export trends.

Trade missions – building international partnerships

Trade missions play an essential role in supporting your business to expand its potential with global markets. Activities on trade missions can include business briefings and networking functions, site visits, trade exhibitions and business matching.

Our outbound trade missions take you overseas to international markets to showcase your business capabilities and connect you with key international markets, buyers, partners and business leaders.

Our inbound trade missions welcome business leaders from around the world to Melbourne and provide opportunities to learn about Victoria's business capabilities and build the foundations for new trade and investment partnerships.

Discover more about the range of our trade mission programs and initiatives and find out what events are on.

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria is a world-class investment promotion agency (IPA) providing free, confidential services and professional advice to international investors. Invest Victoria can connect you to the state's extensive network of contacts to create investment opportunities when you set up your business in Melbourne, Victoria.

Visit Invest Victoria to find out more.

The Victorian Connection

The Victorian Connection brings you insights from Victoria’s business, government, academic leaders and workers who create jobs, develop new products, find new ways to do business, get goods to market and grow Victoria's economy.

Visit the Victorian Connection to discover more about Melbourne and read about Victoria's industry capabilities.