Australian Manufacturing

The state of Australian Manufacturing

The Australian manufacturing industry is experiencing one of the biggest booms in its history and probably one of the biggest booms any industry has had in Australia lately. It’s been steadily growing for 12 months continuously and that’s attracting the attention of both investors and job seekers.

The industry plays a key role in the Australian economy as a whole and it’s very much dependent on the changes and innovations in the tech needed for its infrastructure. This means that manufacturing can expand further and that it will get easier to set up manufacturing businesses with less investing overall.



Manufacturing requires a lot of qualified employees and depends on the state-created infrastructure such as roads and energy grids. This means that there needs to be legislation put in place that will help the growth and the organization of this industry. It’s also important to follow the changes in this field because it can be difficult for already established businesses to adapt to it.

The most important legislation related to manufacturing is about conserving the environment and allowing for the industry to grow without damaging natural resources in the process. Many businesses may find this to be frustrating and limiting, but the care for the environments is often more important than the industry.

New markets

The Australian industry has long surpassed the needs of the domestic economy and has become an industry that’s outside-looking and focused on foreign markets. This is partly due to its efficiency and quality, but it’s also partly about the international policy in the region.

The Chinese and the Pacific market are growing and in need of professionals with experience in manufacturing. This is a great opportunity for the Australian industry and the infrastructure needed for such an expansion is already taking shape.


The technology

The changes in technology have affected businesses of all kinds, mostly by making them more profitable and easier to set up and run. The same goes for manufacturing which is dependent on the advancements in tech more than other related industries. Some technological innovations, such as puncture proof tyres used to be a thing of science fiction and are now a reality on which manufacturing businesses rely for daily tasks.

However, a lot of important and prudent tech developments aren’t about the manufacturing process itself, but about setting up and running a business with employees scattered around the country or even the world.

The state of Australian Manufacturing

Governmental Actions

The importance of this industry is noticed by the market and thus it has to be noticed by the state as well. Governmental actions will come in two major forms. First and foremost, it will mean new taxes which can be rather troubling for a small company.

On the other hand, the subsidies in this industry will also have to adapt to the new realities. A modern manufacturing business is also tied to a lot of different service-related companies and governmental institutions need to acknowledge the complexity of the industry.


Health and safety

At this point, there are numerous regulations in regards to the health and safety of the workers in the manufacturing industry. This is partly about the safety of the materials used especially as it relates to their influence on the environment and partly about the safety of the labour itself.

The regulations will probably become stricter and this will be another obstacle small companies will need to overcome in order to be able to compete with the best of them. The importance of safety officers in the company infrastructure will also rise and this will become one of the most important jobs in the industry.

The state of Australian Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is growing and has become one of the pillars of the Australian economy. It will continue to grow in the years to come too and it will employ workers from all professions and all backgrounds.

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