Relocation and Expansion

Hume City is the Place for Business to Get Connected

Located just 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD and Port of Melbourne and with Melbourne Airport located within the municipality, Hume City is a vibrant and diverse place for businesses to locate if they want to:


  • Connect with the best logistics infrastructure in Victoria
  • Connect with a rich offering of business to business opportunities
  • Connect with the world, via Melbourne Airport
  • Connect with a  large, multi-skilled labour market.
  • Connect to affordable industrial/commercial land opportunities
  • Connect to the digital economy
  • Connect to lifestyle & amenity
  • Connect to education & training
  • Connect via conferences, conventions and hospitality

Hume City is also home to some of the richest stocks of development ready and green field industrial and commercial land in Melbourne which provides great flexibility for businesses looking to establish or relocate.

For more information on the strengths of Hume City as a location to relocate of expand visit Why Hume City?

The Hume Investment Attraction Framework (IAF)

The Hume IAF is a collection of services and tools that Council has at its disposal to assist both existing businesses in Hume City, but which also serve as an attractor for perspective businesses looking to establish in the area. Some of the key components are:

Fast Track Planning
Council has developed a cross departmental process where projects involving substantial capital expenditure and job creation are facilitated to support the most efficient passage through the Statutory Planning process.
More planning information.

Financial Incentives
Limited financial incentives maybe available for new businesses relocating to Hume. To activate the incentive projects needs to generate at least 50FTE ongoing jobs, and / or involve $50 million worth of capital investment. For details on selection criteria and incentives structure you should contact the Economic Development Department to discuss further.

Labour Market Facilitation 
Council can support businesses to hire local staff through the “Hume Joblink - Local Jobs for Local People” program, where Council acts as a neutral and trusted broker between employers, developers, local community based organisations, education providers and employment service providers. Prior to a new business establishing in Hume, this service can help determine the labour requirement for the business and help ensure as many of those jobs as possible are sourced from the local labour market.   
More Local Jobs For Local People information

Business Engagement Programs  
Council engages with Hume business, different levels of government and external business through a full calendar of business breakfasts, networking functions, business awards and training programs. These support business development and also encourage business to business opportunities. 
More Business_Networking_and Training information 

Business Efficiency Network (BEN) 
Since 2009 the BEN has been supporting businesses in Hume to be more resilient and resource efficient. The network has achieved this through hands-on programs to reduce energy consumption, educational forums and business networking. There are currently close to 600 active network members. 
More BEN information

Plenty Food Group (PFG)   
The PFG acts as a business association providing training and networking opportunities for the growing food manufacturing sector in Hume and Whittlesea. It also supports manufacturer participation in Australian and International trade shows, effectively supporting business growth. It presents as a clear point of difference for food manufacturing business in improving both sustainability and productivity. 

The Hume Economic Development Department can assist you with site searching and evaluation as well as de-risking information for businesses either relocating to the area or expanding their existing operations.

Call us on 9205 2200 or email us at to find out how we can help your development and assist you to gain the advantages of investing in Hume.


NORTH Link - Melbourne’s North

Hume City is a member of NORTH Link, a business network and regional development partnership representing Melbourne's northern region. Their aim is economic growth exceeding that of Melbourne and Australia. A range of useful information and resources is available on their website: Melbourne’s North.


Department of State Development and Innovation (DSDBI)

The Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBO) can open doors for business to increase access to export markets, facilitate investment and provide a direct engagement with Government.

Business Development Managers are now located close to businesses in the metropolitan and regional VGBOs, providing the opportunity for direct dialogue between business and government. A greater understanding of business at the enterprise level will assist in informing future policy development. Hume City is serviced by the Northern Metropolitan office located in Bundoora.

Bundoora - Northern Metropolitan Region
University Hill
Suite 16 Level 1
20 Enterprise Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083
Tel: (+61 3) 9935 0600
Fax: (+61 3) 9466 7367



Get Connected to the Hume Economic Development Department

Hume E-Update

The Hume E-Update is a monthly e-newsletter compiled by the Economic Development Department which aims to share timely and relevant information with Hume businesses.

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Hume Economic Update

This quarterly publication is prepared to provide interesting insights into the Hume business community.

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To Speak to someone in the Economic Development Department call
us on 9205 2200 or email 

Updated : 2:39 PM, 14 February 2018

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