South Australia is the ideal location for space sector investment. It combines low business costs, an exceptional quality of life, a knowledge-based economy, a world-class education system, and a strong defence and manufacturing heritage.

Investing in South Australia provides a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative space ecosystem that includes the Australian Space Agency, SmartSat CRC, future Space Discovery and Mission Control Centres, along with a thriving network of space startups and rapidly growing companies.

In 2021, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Adelaide as the most liveable city in Australia and third most liveable city in the world.

The state is at the centre of the nation’s air, road and rail logistics networks, which offer easy and efficient connections to national, South-East Asian and other global markets.

Our business advantages include full-time private sector labour costs that are 10.8% below the Australian average; residential, commercial and industrial property prices that are among the lowest of Australia’s mainland capital cities; and highly competitive construction costs.

Adelaide also boasts affordable land linked to transport corridors and key infrastructure.

SASIC has a team ready to assist space-related investors that want to pursue opportunities in the state. For more information about how SASIC can support your business, email spaceoffice@sa.gov.au

Companies interested in relocating to South Australia may also be interested in the Defence and Space Landing Pad at the Lot Fourteen innovation precinct.

More information on South Australia and investment opportunities: Department for Trade and Investment.