Google officially opens in Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office on 5 July 2018 – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria.

The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for local tech workers, with more than 100 desks already available and possible expansion to follow in the future.

This move also reinforces Melbourne's national and international reputation and an innovation city. A reputation which helps to boost the business events sector, driving more conferences and in turn more tourism. 

Google is the latest addition to a long list of major global tech companies investing in Melbourne, including Alibaba, Amazon, JD.com, LiveTiles, Mimecast, Slack, Zendesk and Square.

These companies have been attracted by Victoria’s healthy investment climate and strong economy as well as its wealth of tech talent and vibrant tech ecosystem.

The presence of heavyweights like Google bolsters Victoria’s tech sector, creating jobs and training opportunities for local students and giving local tech companies and startups the chance to collaborate with world leaders.

The new office expands Google’s presence in Victoria and will provide support, policy, sales, marketing and cloud computing services.

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