Who we are

Committee for Melbourne is an apolitical, not-for-profit, member-based organisation that brings together over 150 organisations from Greater Melbourne's business, academic and community sectors who have a passion for shaping Melbourne as a leading global city in the world's fastest-growing region, the Asia-Pacific.


The Committee is not constrained by single-interest groups or the short-term political cycle, which enables it to work on a far-reaching agenda to shape our city's future prosperity and liveability.

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The collective strength of the Committee’s membership provides the knowledge and catalytic thought required to develop practical ideas and initiatives that deliver positive and lasting outcomes.

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Integrated outcomes

Our work across business, academic and community sectors gives us unrivalled insight and influence into the issues affecting the long-term development of Greater Melbourne.

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Our history

Founded in the 1980s by a group of passionate Melbourne business leaders, the Committee was formed to stimulate our economy and help cement Melbourne as a city of international significance. The first of its kind worldwide, the Committee today aims to be the pre-eminent organisation engaging with leading organisations dedicated to creating a better Melbourne. 


The Committee has been a major driving force behind the development and progression of our city working on many projects over the years, such as the Docklands redevelopment, privatisation of Melbourne Airport, progressing medical technology through the BioMelbourne Network, and the Western Bypass and CityLink projects. Most recently, the Committee outlined best practice principles for an independent infrastructure prioritisation entity, which were adopted by Infrastructure Victoria. 

“We look forward to working with you to make a difference and shape an even better future for Melbourne."

From the Chair and CEO