5 Software Companies in Melbourne to Know

These software companies represent some of the top tech innovators in Melbourne.

Written by Margo Steines
Published on Jan. 24, 2024
5 Software Companies in Melbourne to Know
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Australia is well on its way to topping 1 million tech workers, and jobs in software are part of that growth. In Melbourne, software innovation for businesses and consumers covers industry segments such as finance and marketing. The below companies are examples of some of the city’s top players in the software landscape.

Top Software Companies in Melbourne

  • Afterpay
  • Iress
  • PaperCut
  • Zeller
  • Gleam.io


Software Companies in Melbourne to Know

Afterpay, a fintech company, offers short-term financing solutions for consumer purchases. When a consumer makes an online purchase, the option to “pay with Afterpay” is presented at checkout, which enables them to pay in installments over time. Businesses can integrate Afterpay into their checkout options, which allows them to take payment from customers who can’t (or don’t want to) access traditional lines of credit.

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Iress makes wealth management software for the financial services industry. It offers products for financial advice, trading and market data as well as investment management. More than 500,000 finance professionals around the globe who work in banks, consultancies and investment firms use its products. 


PaperCut produces software to manage printing processes. Serving educational institutions, legal and finance firms, government agencies and many other sectors with large, complex printing needs, the software works with various operating systems, including Windows, Android and iOS. Clients can self-host the software or use it as a SaaS product to track, charge and manage printing, copying and scanning. 


Zeller’s financial services software allows businesses to receive payments and manage their money digitally. It offers products including EFTPOS terminals, online invoicing solutions, tableside terminals and a contactless payment solution. Zeller also offers customers savings and transaction accounts, corporate cards and an app for on-the-go business management.


Gleam.io makes martech software designed to increase website traffic. The company’s platform leverages giveaways, rewards, competitions and user feedback to grow email lists, promote sales events and increase e-commerce sales. E-commerce sites, creators, agencies and social media marketing teams use Gleam as an engagement tool.

Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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