The Defence and Space Landing Pad is a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation of international companies to South Australia.

The Defence and Space Landing Pad provides relocating companies with affordable, short-term office facilities and relationship building opportunities at Lot Fourteen, an exciting innovation hub in the middle of Adelaide’s central business district.

Support and Advice

Companies in the Defence and Space Landing Pad have the opportunity to tap into a range of government support programs and a network of industry consultants.

The South Australian Space Industry Centre team can assist companies to establish offices, research and manufacturing facilities in South Australia’s key defence and innovation precincts. These include Osborne Naval Shipyard, Mawson Lakes’ Technology Park, Tonsley Innovation Precinct, Edinburgh Defence Precinct, as well as Lot Fourteen.

Access to Defence and Space Connections

The Defence and Space Landing Pad provides international companies with immediate connection to co-located entities within the Space Innovation Precinct.

The Space Innovation Precinct is home to the Australian Space Agency, Mission Control and Space Discovery Centre, the SmartSat CRC (cooperative research centre), Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre as well as a growing number of space companies and organisations.

Access to Support Services

The Defence and Space Landing Pad has appointed a panel of accredited local professional service businesses to assist international companies with their relocation and business development plans.

These include specialists in:

  • Real estate and property
  • Professional migration and relocation assistance
  • Banking and finance
  • Taxation
  • Accounting and business advisory
  • Corporate governance and regulation
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Branding, marketing and communication
  • Manpower and executive recruitment

These companies provide on-site, pro bono introductory counsel and advice about the Australian business environment and the Adelaide defence sector.

Companies that are strongly interested in establishing a presence at the Landing Pad are welcome to access these service businesses at any time prior to lodging an application for the Landing Pad.

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  • redbikini

    Web: Justin O’BrienEmail: 0413742224Address: Kent Town, SA 5067

    Marketing, advertising and production services

    redbikini is a marketing and production agency that works with clients from the strategic planning and creative ideation stage, through to production and execution.

    redbikini has provided marketing services to the defence industry since 2010, both locally and nationally, including the production of content for domestic and international audiences.

    Our experience within the industry has given us a deep understanding of the defence business and proficiency in security processes, government liaison, interpretation of protocols and dealing with sensitive information and intellectual property.

    We have advanced systems to minimize risk in terms of finance, security and safety matrices and procedures, and occupational health and safety to ensure client satisfaction.

    We offer a “value for money” approach by eliminating the need to hire both an advertising agency and production house.

    Technically, we use state-of-the-art, 4K-camera equipment to future-proof vision and have an extensive library of defence industry stock footage.

    Key activities that redbikini has undertaken for defence industry clients include:

    • Marketing consultancy services
    • Marketing and advertising strategy
    • Creative ideation
    • Full creative production services - with a specialty in video and animation including 2D animation, 3D animation and 3D model building
    • Event, conference and trade show assistance

    As the defence sector in Australia becomes increasingly competitive, we provide the passion, ideas and talent to help your brand get noticed in a cost effective manner. Our client base includes APC Technology, Broadspectrum, Defence SA, Defence Teaming Centre, Nova Systems and SAAB.

  • Adelaide Relocations

    Web: Maree UptonEmail: 0418 855 758Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Personalised relocation support to executives and their families

    Adelaide Relocations partners with start-ups, businesses, government agencies and education providers who are bringing staff from interstate and overseas to Adelaide.

    To take the headache out of setting up in a new city, Adelaide Relocations provides expert assistance to ensure companies joining the Defence Landing Pad have a seamless transition.

    Getting started

    If you are migrating from overseas, we can answer all of your ‘day one’ questions about how Australia works – how to open a bank account, get your mobile and landline phones connected, hook your home up to water and electricity services, navigate car leasing or purchase as well as public transport. We can even assist you to negotiate leases for rental properties or a mortgage on a new home and find the best removalist.

    Your new city

    While Google is a useful tool for gathering information, nothing compares to personal recommendations and advice from specialists who are based in your new city. We can advise on the merits of various suburbs to live, where to eat, shop…even where to keep fit.

    Family focus

    If you are relocating with family we can provide you with the best childcare, day care, primary and secondary schooling options. We can also advise on pet care and boarding facilities.

    Settling in

    After moving, we can provide ongoing support to enrich your experience in your new city. This can include advice on local area amenities, community activities and links to business, sport and entertainment networks.

    Adelaide Relocations was founded 20 years ago when, as two returning expats, we had experienced the frustrations of moving to new cities and not knowing where to live, shop, play sport and link with like-minded locals. Our aim is to make your move hassle free and provide you with what you need to know to really feel at home in Adelaide.

  • Australian Taxation Office

    Web: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Fostering business participation in the tax system

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the Australian Government’s principal revenue collection agency.

    It is responsible for administering Australia’s tax system and significant aspects of Australia’s superannuation system.

    In response to the Australian Government’s commitment in 2016 to invest approximately $195 billion in defence capability through to 2025-26, a dedicated national defence project team has been established in the ATO, led from the South Australian office.

    We recognise that the Australian tax system is challenging and complex, particularly for businesses that are new to Australia.

    We offer a range of services to make it easier for defence clients as they set up in Australia:

    • Dedicated point of contact

    Our established team offers a dedicated point of contact in the ATO. This facilitates efficient and easy access to tailored interactions with the right areas in the ATO.

    • Education and guidance

    By educating business and providing guidance, we seek to ensure that defence businesses are aware of, and managing their Australian tax obligations. Our intention is to make it easy for defence industry clients to comply with tax obligations.

    • Hub for industry expertise

    We have established a body of expertise in dealing with defence clients. Using our commercial understanding of the industry to tailor our engagements, we are able to offer increased access to relevant expert advice.

    The ATO aims to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians by fostering willing participation in the Australian tax system. We seek to achieve this by working with businesses and creating an environment where it is easy for them to navigate the tax system and achieve the right tax outcomes.

  • Bentleys SA

    Web: Kerry SandersEmail: 0413 898 204Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Business advice to help you get where you want to be

    Bentleys SA is a contemporary and insightful advisory and professional services firm that has been supporting the growth and development of aspirational businesses and entrepreneurial people for the past 40 years.

    Part of an international network of advisory and accounting firms, Bentleys SA has more than 700 highly skilled employees delivering solutions from 18 locations across Australia, New Zealand and China.

    Bentleys SA is also a member of Allinial Global, an international association of independent accounting and consulting firms. With almost 23,000 staff located across 66 countries, Bentleys can offer you access to a rich array of resources and professional assistance to support your international growth objectives.

    Strategic business advisory

    Whether it is developing a governance and delivery model, risk management methodology or understanding how to position your company in South Australia with the correct strategic and operational framework, our advisory team can provide you with high level and experienced support.

    Specialist taxation

    Bentleys SA prides itself on simplifying Research and Development (R&D) taxation incentives for businesses, and developing compelling business cases to win R&D tax grants and incentives. We have developed a leading competency in assisting foreign controlled groups establish Australian subsidiaries for the purpose of managing Australian R&D investments. We are also experienced in specialist taxation advice to foreign companies on compliance requirements, debt/equity structuring, thin capitalisation, transfer pricing, tax effective repatriation of profits, withholding tax, foreign exchange rules and executive tax planning.

    Financial services

    The Bentleys SA Finance team helps businesses with a range of financial aid, including arranging import and trade finance; arranging insurance, vehicle, asset and equipment finance; managing buy-outs and buy-ins; providing financial modelling construction and review services, and managing invoice financing. We also offer one-on-one assistance to individuals seeking advice on financial planning, wealth management and superannuation planning.

    Marketing strategy

    We believe marketing should always start with business objectives. Having a solid marketing plan allows you to focus your marketing investment to set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (SMART) goals and workable timeframes for your marketing activities and achieve a great return on investment. We work with you develop a marketing strategy and set of tactics, to be rolled out to key audiences focused on achieving the core marketing objectives.

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support international companies plant firm, successful foundations in our state. Bentleys SA has a deep and practical knowledge of defence that will prove invaluable to international companies looking to establish themselves in South Australia at the Defence Landing Pad.

  • Broadway Property

    Web: Ryan StewartEmail: 0413 898 204Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Independent “client side” commercial property leasing and construction advice

    Broadway Property is an independent boutique corporate and commercial property advisory firm with extensive real estate market knowledge, experience and relationships.

    It provides commercial real estate advice and support to companies across the office, industrial, retail and development market sectors.

    Independent tenant representation

    We source business accommodation by either negotiating and securing commercial real estate leases on existing property, or researching pre-commitment design and construct opportunities.

    We can also oversee the appointment of consulting teams to deliver commercial fit outs or guide you through the construction of a new facility, allowing you to focus on the day to day running of your business.

    Independent buyers agency

    We leverage our strong relationships with commercial real estate agents and property owners to source the right property and negotiate the best possible price and terms to meet your occupational requirements. We can also provide lease management as required.

    Independent real estate consultancy

    We offer a broad range of consultancy services including feasibility studies, highest and best use studies, asset portfolio reviews, lease restructuring advice and project coordination and management. Our consultants can assist you to make informed, de-risked decisions to achieve optimal occupational and financial outcomes.

    Broadway Property is a “100 per cent client side” business – we work as tenant representatives and buyer advocates as well as providing commercial real estate advisory and consultancy services. Our clients take comfort knowing that we are independent and act in their best interests at all times without conflict of interest.

  • Business SA

    Web: Maxine GreenwoodEmail: maxineg@business-sa.comPhone: 8300 0000Address: Unley, SA 5061

    The voice of business in South Australia

    Business SA is the second oldest Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia, tracing its beginnings back to 1839 – just three years after settlement.

    Fiercely independent and unashamedly pro-commerce, it is the voice of business in South Australia.

    Business SA offers a range of products, services and training to assist small, medium and large enterprises reach their full potential.

    In the workplace

    Business SA Workplace Advisors assist with matters such as workplace relations, human resources and industrial relations as well as basic health and safety, injury management problems and award obligations.

    Learning and networking events

    Business SA events provide learning and networking opportunities that embrace every sector of commerce and industry – from future proofing and exporting, to leadership, health and safety and wellbeing.

    Exclusive deals

    Business SA members are offered exclusive member-only deals on third party products and services, providing savings that help grow their bottom line. These range from energy and accounting services to money transfers and health insurance.

    International assistance

    Business SA offers translation, document stamping and registered migration agent services as part of its International Service portfolio.

    At Business SA, we’re for growth. Our business is designed to help your business grow, and we’ve been doing it for over 180 years. We connect you to peers, industry leaders and government to create opportunities and influence change. Through our expert advice and business solutions we can help you become more productive, competitive and profitable.

  • CBRE

    Web: Michael PfitznerEmail: 0408 807 823Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Australia’s largest real estate services company

    CBRE is a globally integrated commercial property company that offers a broad range of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

    Office leasing

    CBRE has an active office-leasing department that concluded more than 70 leasing transactions during 2018 in the central business district and suburban locations of Adelaide.

    Project management

    CBRE Project Management provides on-time and on-budget project management solutions through various resourcing models, supply chain optimisation and expertise by project and asset type – all tailored to ensure that regardless of the size or complexity of the project, we deliver success and build advantage for our clients.

    We bring a proactive and progressive approach to every project, and are recognised for adding innovation to the conventional management and construction processes.  This solution-focused mindset ensures that project solutions are continually evolving.

    Industrial leasing

    CBRE has the largest industrial and logistics team in Adelaide, with six operators supported by assistants. They provide the following services:

    • Leasing: strategic advice on leasing your asset to ensure maximum value
    • Acquisition advice: expertise in valuations and asset strategy
    • Portfolio strategy: review and advise on your portfolio to ensure results
    • Land sales: utilise our database to help advise on your next sale
    • Supply chain analysis: strategic advice on supply chain transformation
    • Portfolio and strategic asset divestment: analysis and strategic optimisation
    • Owner occupier sales: assist owner occupiers in extracting a premium result
    • Pre-lease and “build-to-suit” facilities: full service pre-lease and “build to suit”
    • Sale and leaseback transactions: alternative revenue raising strategies
    • Transaction structuring: partner to advise and implement transactions
    • Feasibility analysis: advise on the best use of assets/capital to optimise return

    At CBRE we are solution focused – we anticipate problems, proactively resolve issues and lead with conviction. We have concluded defence industry leasing transactions with groups such as Raytheon, Naval Group, Fincanteri and understand their special requirements.

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Web: Stephen PortelliEmail: +61 417 010 560Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Australia’s largest bank

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking.

    As Australia’s largest bank (, Commonwealth Bank has a Defence Industry Team that can provide a range of information to international businesses.

    The Australian banking sector

    Commonwealth Bank can inform you of your obligations, such as Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and the process of establishing banking services in Australia.

    Defence supply chain services

    Commonwealth Bank establishes integrated solutions for corporates that are underpinned by the latest technology and unique insights. Locally based specialists assist with working capital solutions to enhance the efficiency of day-to-day business operations; provide advice on the most effective funding structures and support for your business and staff as you develop your presence in South Australia; and advise on a range of global markets solutions to allow your business to manage foreign exchange risk

    Commonwealth Bank has offices positioned in major cities around the world, including London, enabling the opportunity to connect with knowledgeable staff before you’ve made the move to Australia.

    Banking services for staff