New Invest and Trade Western Australia office established with sister-state in China.

Invest and Trade Western Australia has bolstered their international network through the establishment of a second office in Greater China.

The new office is based in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, making Western Australia the only Australian state to have a presence in the Zhejiang region - one of China's most economically advanced provinces. Zhejiang Province has a population of around 65 million and is home to several major technology companies, including Alibaba Group. 

Western Australia and Zhejiang Province have enjoyed a sister-state relationship since November 1987, and in May 2022 the agreement was renewed with a focus on expanding trade and investment opportunities in primary industries, education, technology, new energy and health and medical life sciences. WA's universities also share strong collaborative relationships with their Zhejiang counterparts in research and development. 

The expanded presence complements the existing Shanghai Office and provides additional resources and support for greater trade and investment with Western Australia’s largest trading partner. The Hangzhou office will be overseen by WA's Investment and Trade Commissioner for Greater China with the support of three locally engaged staff.

Western Australia values its relationships across Asia and is committed to strengthening our cultural and economic connections. The State's strategic partnerships, including sister-state relationships, make an important contribution to strengthening WA’s engagement with Asia in line with the Government’s Asian Engagement Strategy to 2030 - Our future with Asia. 

If you are a Western Australian business interested in further information regarding opportunities in China, please view our Greater China Hub page, or contact Invest and Trade WA via 


Published on: 11 June 2024

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