NSW step-by-step investment guide
Step 1 - Research and planning
Researching the local market
NSW Trade & Investment can provide information that helps you understand Sydney and NSW. We can provide material on the size of the economy, growth trends, international trade and more.
Preparing a business plan
We can assist companies to fill the gaps when preparing a business plan. We frequently provide data on business costs and also provide information that benchmarks NSW against other locations.
Visiting the market
Whether you need to meet regulators, industry partners or supply chain networks, we can arrange a suite of meetings that makes your visit a productive one.
Licensing, taxation and regulation
With a long history of facilitating investments, we can bring you up to speed on regulations and taxes that affect your project. Should you need to meet a particular authority, we can save you time and effort by facilitating relevant introductions.
Step 2 - Setting up in Sydney
Select a site
We have a footprint that spans the state and can can advise you on locations that suit the specific needs of your project. We have information on where industry clusters are located, local infrastructure, the current supply of land and the cost of real estate. For companies considering regional NSW, we can provide advice on incentives that may be available.
Planning and approvals
We can facilitate and assist with regulatory approval processes.
We can help investors recruit with data on local skills and average salary costs. We can introduce your company to local training institutions and fast-track the recruitment process with introductions to local recruitment firms.
Accessing utilities and infrastructure
Reliable infrastructure is a crucial factor in any investment. We can provide advice on the availability of local infrastructure and facilitate introductions to local telecommunications providers, electricity and water utilities and other infrastructure providers.
Sourcing local supply chain networks
We have a network of offices throughout NSW and funds the Industry Capability Network, an organisation that links companies to the supply chains of major projects.
Step 3 - Growing your investment
Engaging with local industry bodies and networks
We have strong connections with local industry associations and are able to facilitate introductions between investors and relevant industry groups.
Research and development
NSW has excellent research and development infrastructure. We are able to introduce potential investors to appropriate NSW research and development institutions.
The NSW Government is able to promote new investments through its business publications and through use of our NSW Trade & Investment Centre, located in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
Your next step - investing in NSW
If you are contemplating a significant investment in NSW, contact the department by email as the first step to find out what assistance is available, or phone +61 (2) 9338 6600.