With a resilient and diverse economy, pro-business government, solid growth forecast, highly skilled workforce and a strategic Asia-Pacific location, Queensland offers international investors endless opportunities across a range of sectors.

Why Invest In Queensland?


There is a mindset that is different in Queensland…an attitude that there are lots of possibilities.Paul Henry, Founder/Senior Principal, Populous

Queensland has many natural, economic and structural advantages.

Proximity to global markets
Stable economy
Skilled workforce
Ease of doing business
Solid legal framework
Reliable infrastructure
Market access
Enviable lifestyle
Good industry reputation

Snapshot of Queensland

Source: *Australian Bureau of Statistics.

  • Capital city: Brisbane
  • Queensland time zone: GMT +10:00
  • Climate: Sub-tropical
    • Summer: 20 to 29°C
    • Winter: 9 to 22°C
  • Coastline: 6973 kilometres
  • Total Area: 1.734 million km
  • Population*:
    • Queensland: 4.8 million*
    • Greater Brisbane: 2.3 million*
  • Official language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollars (AUD$)
  • International airports: Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast

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