GOVERNOR Chris Patten will visit Australia in February, according to Australian Government officials. Victoria's state Industry and Employment Minister, Phil Gude, said although no final itinerary had been agreed, Mr Patten would visit Victoria and he was certain to visit other states. ''I would like him to meet key business figures, particularly those who are doing business with Hong Kong and China,'' he said. An Australian Government spokesman confirmed Mr Patten's visit, saying he had been officially invited by the Federal Government. A final itinerary could be available next week. Mr Gude headed a three-week trade mission to Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan last month, which he said would reap more than A$100 million (HK$517 million) for Australia's second most populous state. He said Mr Patten wrote to him in November to say he was planning the visit in a trip to be arranged by the Australian Consul-General in Hong Kong. Mr Patten's predecessor, Sir David Wilson, went to Australia in February 1991, in the only official visit to the country by a Hong Kong governor, the Australian Government spokesman said.