Fintech and Cyber Security Opportunities in Australia

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Melbourne was the top ranked ‘tech city’ in Australia and 14th in the world offering the infrastructure, business environment, talent pool and lifestyle to make it a strong base for tech companies, according to new Savills 2017 Tech City report.

Victoria’s capital Melbourne is home to the largest cyber security cluster in Australia, which includes the Oceania Cyber Security Centre; CSIRO's Data61 Cyber Security and Innovation Hub; and Australia’s first cyber security accelerator program – CyRise.

Two of Australia’s largest banks are headquartered in Melbourne (ANZ and NAB) and it is the dominate city for Australia’s industry pension funds sector. The state’s large financial sector supports a dynamic and sophisticated fintech ecosystem that includes emerging startup and more stablished successes such as Computershare, Airwallex, Mimecast and Moula.

Join the Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MLC to learn about the fintech and cyber sector in Australia and opportunities for UK companies.

About Victoria

Victoria has the second largest population in Australia and its capital Melbourne is tipped to be the largest city in Australia by 2030. The Economist Intelligence Unit has consistently ranked Melbourne as the World’s most liveable city for the last seven years.

Victoria is proud of being the engine room of the Australian economy, occupying just 3% of land mass, it is nevertheless responsible for a quarter of the nation’s economic activity. With an economy larger than Singapore, Hong Kong or New Zealand, Victoria punches above its weight regionally.

Melbourne is Australia's technology hub and is home to more than half of Australia's top 20 technology companies. The State employs almost a third of Australia’s ICT workforce and produces the highest number of ICT graduates in Australia. Melbourne was the top ranked ‘tech city’ in Australia and 14th in the world offering the infrastructure, business environment, talent pool and lifestyle to make it a strong base for tech companies, according to new Savills 2017 Tech City report.

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