As Australia finds it challenging to meet its need for skilled manpower, individual states in the country have begun to actively woo valuable ‘source countries’.

“India is our top source country for migration,” says Annie Santhana, Business Development Manager - Education, Victorian Government Business Office, Bangalore. The Bangalore office demonstrates the government’s commitment to giving best possible service to an important group of people. As the Australian economy is booming, the sparsely-populated country needs professionals across sectors, says Suman Joshi, Business Development Manager - Skilled Migrants, of the same office.

It has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Karnataka to foster partnerships. The Victorian Government Business Office can be reached at (080) 4122 7560.

J. MALARVIZHI