How Australian businesses can trade and invest with the UK

Whether you’re an Australian business looking to buy from or invest in the UK, we’re here to help you take the next step. Our advisers can connect you with customers and suppliers, provide the latest market intelligence, and answer any questions you might have.

Last updated 18 June 2021


The Department for International Trade provides trade and investment services and practical support. We help Australian companies buy from, set-up or invest in the UK. We offer expertise and contacts through our extensive network of specialists in the UK, and teams in the British Consulates General in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Our negotiations with Australia for a comprehensive Free trade Agreement should make a good economic relationship stronger and the Agreement in Principle indicates what we hope to achieve. This includes lower tariffs, improved mobility and making investing easier.

Why the UK?

  • Leaders in innovation and R&D: ranked 3rd in the Global Innovation Index 2020
  • Business friendly environment: single corporate tax rate of 19% and generous incentives for innovation
  • Diverse talent pool: home to four of the world’s top ten universities

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