Indian Organisations in Australia

Government of India offices and PSUs in Australia include Government of India Tourist Office; State Bank of India branch office (since April 2004); Bank of Baroda’s Representative Office(2007);  New India Assurance Co Ltd (has a presence in Australia since 1955); and Air India (offline station).    Most recent entrant is the Union Bank of India’ representative office (2009).

All the major Indian IT companies have a presence in Australia.  These include Infosys; Mahindra Satyam; TCS; HCL; Polaris Software Lab Ltd; Birlasoft; NIIT; Wipro;  Tech Mahindra ;  Tata Communications; Zensar Technologies; i-Flex; igate; among others. Infosys, TCS, Birlasoft and HCL have established Software Development Centres in either Sydney or Melbourne.    Polaris has a Performance Diagnostics and Managed Testing Services in Sydney.

Chapters of NASSCOM and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India are established in Sydney.

Major Indian investments in Australia include that by Sterlite Industries - copper mines in Tasmania and in Queensland ; Aditya Birla Group in copper mines at Nifty WA and in Queensland;  Gujarat NRE Coke has coal mines in New South Wales.

Tata Steel and Jindal have a presence in Brisbane.  The Taj Group of Hotels has a Hotel “Blue” in Sydney. Visa Steel and Bhushan Steel Ltd have offices Queensland. 

RIL Australia Pty Limited (RILA), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited has a Joint Venture agreement with Uranium Exploration Australia Limited to participate in the Australian energy sector including uranium exploration and mining.

Other companies, with interests in Australia, Mahindra Australia tractor assembly plant is located in Brisbane, Queensland. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has formed a new company called Mahindra Automotive Australia (MAU) in New South Wales for marketing their Utility trucks,   Suzlon Energy has an office in Melbourne.  IFFCO has invested in Fertiliser mining. ITC has a presence in NSW, in Agriculture.  Other entrants  are Wadhawan Group , Pearly infrastructure in Real Estate & Property and Bhoruka in Bio Energy. 


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

Useful websites:

© 2003 Consulate General of India ,Sydney