India's textile sector will be among those industries to benefit from new Australian business investments in the Asian subcontinent.

According to Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce director C Sarat Chandran, the Australian governments of Victoria and Queensland are setting up trade offices in
Chennai and Bangalore respectively to facilitate business from these states into India.

Chandran, who recently returned from a 10-day business visit to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, added that leading Australian apparel retailers David Jones and Target were also preparing to set up buying offices in India for textile goods.

Other sectors to benefit from Australian investment will include tourism, food processing, mining and call centre management.