Indian Organisations in Australia

Government of India Offices and PSUs in Australia include Government of India Tourist Office; State Bank of India (representative office since November 1998 upgraded to branch office in April 2004); New India Assurance Co Ltd (has a presence in Australia since 1955); and Air India (offline station). Engineers India Limited has a presence in Perth.

All the major Indian IT companies have a presence in Australia. These include Infosys; Satyam; TCS; HCL; Polaris Software Lab Ltd; Birlasoft; NIIT; ICICI Infotech; Wipro; Mahindra-British Telecom Ltd; Pentasoft; Kale Consultants Australia P/L; Tata Infotech Limited; and Zensar Technologies. Infosys, Satyam, TCS and Birlasoft have established Software Development Centres in either Sydney or Melbourne.

The Taj Group of Hotels has an office in Sydney.

Tata Steel has a presence in Brisbane.

Major Indian investments in Australia include that by India’s Oswal Group to construct an ammonia plant at Karratha close to North-West Shelf project in the State of Western Australia. Most of its di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertiliser production would be sold to India. Sterlite Industries have acquired two copper mines in the State of Tasmania in Mt Lyell and a copper/gold mine in the State of Queensland at Charters Towers. The Aditya Birla Group has acquired copper mines at Nifty (Western Australia) and Mt Gordon (Queensland). Asian Paints acquired Pacific Paints in the State of Queensland. The Oberoi Hotels International manages the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne.


Potential for Indo-Australian cooperation exists in information technology; biotechnology, both plant and human; drugs and pharmaceuticals; infrastructure development including roads, ports, airports and railways; power sector; mining; oil and natural including LNG; water management, soil conservation and waste disposal; food processing and agribusiness; film and television; processing of gems and jewellery; tourism; and education.


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