Investment Opportunities in Queensland
Queensland is a state that offers a wealth of investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors.
From world-class manufacturing, development of new technologies, and innovative start-ups, to mega-scale projects in our growing renewables and emerging green hydrogen industries, Queensland offers some of the world’s best investment opportunities.
Queensland is the fastest growing economy in Australia and enjoys some of the highest levels of business confidence in the nation.
Our state is in close proximity to major markets in Asia and with Queensland’s abundant natural resources, existing infrastructure, highly skilled workforce, history of innovation, pro-business environment, and standard of living, there has never been a better time to invest.
Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, is set to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and our state is ready to embrace and maximise the significant investment and export opportunities that come with hosting the greatest show on earth.
Brisbane 2032 has further enhanced Queensland’s many strengths and the huge scale of the investment opportunities available here across a range of sectors and industries, right now. Learn more through the Investment Prospectus.
Queensland Fast Facts
Queensland is becoming a globally competitive Asia-Pacific biomedical industry hub. Our technologies, products, systems, and services are innovative, sustainable and embedded in local and global supply chains.
The biomedical and life sciences sector is thriving in Queensland. Our internationally renowned research institutes and scientific capabilities are strongly positioned to assume an important role in the global value chain. Hosting two of Australia’s leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturers provides an excellent opportunity for large-scale biomedical companies looking to invest and expand their presence in the Asia-Pacific.
With modern translational facilities and fast, pragmatic regulatory pathways, our infrastructure is a commercially focused platform for growth. Investors will find many compelling opportunities in this area – particularly around vaccine and medical device manufacturing, drug development, and the translation of biomedical discoveries.
Queensland’s robust regulatory and tax environment, as well as access to world-class researchers and clinicians, create an ideal market for prototyping, testing, and conducting clinical trials.
The Advance Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan highlights the collaborative approach between government and industry to further grow this priority sector, which is already a major employer and contributor to the state economy.
Australian Clinical Trials (Austrade)
Queensland Clinical Trials
Conducting Clinical Trials in Queensland - Factsheet (PDF)
Queensland Clinical Trials Portal
Queensland is home to a cluster of agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial biomedical businesses seeking investment. View participating companies by expanding the bar below:
The MedTech accelerator is designed to fast-track global investment opportunities for early-stage ventures in Brisbane and open international market pathways.
Brisbane Economic Development Agency has partnered with US-based investment facilitator Life Science Nation (LSN) to help connect select local ventures with global partners for capital, joint product collaboration, and licensing distribution opportunities and will be leading a mission to JPM 2023 and BIO 2023 with this cohort.
Queensland will host AusBiotech 2023, Australia’s largest life sciences conference, in Brisbane in October 2023! Please join us!
For more information, AusBiotech 2022 (ausbiotechnc.org)