Key industry sectors

Areial view of Brimbank industrial area

Brimbank’s economy is based on its diversity and resilience across key traditional sectors and innovative and dynamic growing sectors including:

Other sectors offering business opportunities include:

  • construction
  • education and training
  • wholesale and retail trade
  • accommodation and food services.


The largest employing and most productive industry in Brimbank. There are 866 manufacturing businesses that operate in Brimbank with the most employment in food product manufacturing.

Brimbank has competitive advantages in:

  • metal manufacturing
  • textile and clothing manufacturing and
  • polymer and rubber product manufacturing.

Fabricated metal product manufacturing, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing and basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing have been identified as areas for high employment growth.

Notable manufacturing businesses based in Brimbank are: 

Transport, postal and warehousing

The largest industry by number of registered businesses in Brimbank with 4,810.

Given the continued growth in e-commerce and logistics, opportunities exist for businesses looking to establish a transport and logistics base in Brimbank given the supply of appropriately zoned land and strategic location advantages.

Notable transport, postal, and warehousing businesses based in Brimbank are: 

Health care and social assistance

The second largest industry category in Brimbank for employment and the fastest growing. With continued population growth and an ageing population across metropolitan Melbourne, the demand for healthcare and social assistance services will continue to increase.

Council has identified the Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP) for future growth and development in health, education and ancillary services and development.

Notable healthcare and social assistance businesses based in Brimbank are: 

Professional and business services

Opportunities exist for professional and business service companies to invest in Brimbank, particularly in the vibrant Town Centres and the Sunshine Metropolitan Activity Centre, which will be even more attractive for development with the construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR).

The MARL includes a stop at Sunshine and the development of the Sunshine Super Hub.

These and other city transformational projects will increase the profile of Sunshine and Brimbank and create opportunities for increased business exposure and attract increased mixed-use development and even more skilled workers to the municipality.

Notable professional and business services based in Brimbank are: 

Last updated: 25 January 2024 - 9:50am