- Existing Business
Ballarat is seen as a national leader in the provision of ICT services, and has been a hub of ICT provision for more than 40 years. With one of the largest ICT sectors in regional Australia, Ballarat is ideally and uniquely placed as a location to establish ICT businesses.
Ballarat is home to more than 200 ICT businesses, including multinationals IBM and Serco, and soon to be home to CT4.
Services operate around Ballarat with higher concentrations within Federation University Australia’s Technology Park in Mount Helen and Tech Park Central in the CBD. The parks are designed to encourage and support the development of both emerging and existing technology-oriented enterprises. Collectively they host more than 1,400 full time jobs, principally in the information and communications technology sector.
The industry contributes $630m to the local economy (Source: Remplan 2018 Release 1) and is a major employer with ESTA, the State Revenue Office, and Rural Ambulance in addition to IBM and Serco operating successfully in Ballarat.