The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government agency that helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets. Austrade accelerates the growth of exporters, attracts foreign investors and stimulates the visitor economy.
Contact: Tim Houghton, Trade Commissioner - Pacific
Email: [email protected]
How we can help - for Australians - Austrade – for Australian businesses
How we can help - for internationals - Austrade – for international investors and buyers
Setting up a business | Global Australia – Global Australia is an Australian Government initiative to attract and facilitate game-changing foreign investment into Australia. It is led by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) organises forums and trade missions in New Caledonia and Australia to explore regional business opportunities.
BICON contains the Australian import conditions for more than 20,000 foreign plant, animal, mineral and human products.
People wishing to undertake a workplace-based or professional development training in Australia must consult the website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs for information on studying, training or accompanying a young student.
For further information on Home Affairs, including on finding the visa appropriate to your circumstances (Visa Finder) and how to obtain assistance from the Home Affairs Global Service Centre, please check the information available under Immigration, Citizenship and Border Protection.
The Australian Department of Home Affairs does not have an office at the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea has no visa or other Home Affairs function and does not process visa applications or respond to visa or other Home Affairs enquiries.
Before travelling to Australia, check the travel advice of your country of citizenship-nationality for recommendations made by your country to its citizens travelling overseas.
Canadian nationals should check the Canadian travel advice for Australia at Travel advice and advisories for Australia and follow Canadian recommendations.
French nationals should seek up-to-date information and assistance from their representations in Australia (French Embassy in Canberra or the French Consulate-General in Sydney) and should also check all French recommendations including:
- Conseils aux Voyageurs - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Australie - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Venir en Australie (visas...) - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Stages en Australie - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Séjours au pair et séjours linguistiques - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
AUSTRALIE | Direction générale du Trésor (economie.gouv.fr) – French Regional Economic Office, including assistance to French businesses and lists of French companies in Australia
Business France – including assistance to French businesses
FACCI – French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (French-Australian business network and business directory)
REIA – Real Estate Institute of Australia
FIRB – Foreign Investment Review Board
ATO – Australian Taxation Office
Australian Banking Association (ausbanking.org.au) including finding bank websites Financial Assistance Hub - Australian Banking Association (ausbanking.org.au)