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International Landing Pad

Eligible technology businesses from overseas can access the International Landing Pad to engage with local market and investment opportunities.


Investment NSW is providing the International Landing Pad to support overseas technology businesses expanding into Australia with free office accommodation. It is a dedicated co-working space designed to provide a soft landing for businesses from overseas to enable them entry into the Australian markets seamlessly.

The International Landing Pad is located within the Sydney Startup Hub, in the heart of Sydney - Australia's innovation capital. The Sydney Startup Hub occupies 17,000 square metres of space across 11 floors under one roof and is currently home to nearly 400 startups.

NSW is Australia's economic capital and the choice destination in Australia for businesses from overseas to call home. Investment NSW is committed to providing a world-class environment for businesses to develop, grow and thrive.

Amenities and benefits

Eligible technology businesses from overseas can access the following amenities:

  • Up to three dedicated co-working desks in a secure space for four months
  • Six video-conferencing enabled, corporate meeting rooms
  • Four compact meeting rooms
  • Printing and copying facilities
  • Breakout/dining space
  • Kitchen.

Additional benefits include:

  • An easily accessible address for your business 
  • Opportunities to collaborate and network with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Monthly community events to engage with the local innovation ecosystem
  • Connections to the local technology ecosystem and government connections 
  • Assistance with local market and investment opportunities 
  • Assistance with familiarisation and site visits 
  • Advice on NSW Government programs and approval processes
  • Assistance with local market insights and investment opportunities 
  • Support with identifying suitable locations and partners in NSW.

Operating hours

The International Landing Pad is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.


Please note that you must have a valid working visa to be invited to the International Landing Pad. Successful applicants will need to provide proof of valid working rights in Australia. Tenancy in the International Landing Pad will not commence until valid visa is obtained and person is in country.

The International Landing Pad will not be sponsoring visas. If you require specific advice or guidance in relation to visas, consider the services of a registered migration agent or a legal practitioner which can be found on the Department of Home Affairs websiteExternal Link.

Technology businesses that meet the following criteria can apply:

  • Be legally registered and headquartered outside of Australia  
  • Have been in existence for at least one year, at the time of application
  • Have generated at least $5 million AUD in revenue within the last three years
  • Be an entity with minimum 5 full-time, non-founder employees
  • Working in one of the following sectors: 
    • Digital Technology (Edtech; Enterprise applications and online platforms; FinTech; Regtech; AI and data services; Cyber security; Blockchain and Web3; VR, AR, and digital games; Quantum technologies; Semiconductors) 
    • Clean Economy and Resources (Critical minerals for clean economy; Circular economy)  
    • Defence Aerospace (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); Space technology, Manufacturing and applications) 
    • Med Tech and Life Sciences (Bioinformatics and genomics; Digital health; RNA and cell therapies; Pharmaceuticals R&D and manufacturing; Medical devices and robotics) 
    • Agri Food (AgriTech (Robotics/IOT); Biotechnology for agriculture).

Note: Migrants, refugees and NSW university alumni tech business owners residing overseas can still submit an application if they do not meet all the listed criteria.

Who is not eligible?

  • Businesses headquartered overseas and already established elsewhere in Australia, outside of NSW
  • Businesses already headquartered in NSW


Residents of the International Landing Pad will be required to: 

  • Sign an agreement detailing the terms and conditions of residency and abide by the provisions of the agreement
  • Have adequate public liability insurance cover
  • Host/participate in at least one community event and cover minimal associated catering cost.

How to apply

Complete the application form below:


  • All required information must be complete in order for your application to be assessed
  • Include all required and supporting documents with certified translations, where applicable.


Frequently asked questions

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Contact us

If you have any queries about the International Landing Pad or the application form, please contact us at [email protected]External Link

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