The total value of Australian investments in India during the period April 2000 to January 2011 was Rs 1,981.64 crores ( US$ 436.22 million). This accounts for 0.34 % of the total amount of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows into India from all countries and sources.
Some of the major Australian companies which have presence in India include Telstra BHP Billiton; Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation; Rio Tinto diamonds; Orica ; ANZ Operations and Technology; Boral Ltd; Qantas; Cookie Man; Narrowcasters and Sigma Pharmaceuticals.
Other companies include Macquarie Group ; Blue scope steel; L J Hooker ; Leighton Holding; Axa Australia; and Woolworths among others. Some of the other prominent Australian companies include Nufarm; Flight centre, SAI Global; Brambles; Orbital; and Linfox; JV Global Limited; Dickson Rothschild, Indian Resources Limited; Insurance Australia Group and Oakton.
Austrade, the Trading arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has offices in India. Five major Australian states NSW , VIC, WA, QLD and SA have offices in India.