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.

Consistently voted as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide combines competitive business costs and an exceptional quality of life, with world-class defence and space industries.

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.

Pre-funded packages of up to $40,000 to access professional support and advice are available to eligible companies establishing in a new market or region through the South Australian Landing Pad program. Supported by the Department for Trade and Investment, the program supports companies looking to make their first investment in the Asia Pacific Region, Australia and South Australia.

Companies also have access to South Australia’s peak business advocacy body, Business SA. Offering a range of services, advice and training, Business SA works to ensure the broader economic environment is conducive to successful business, and helps businesses reach their full potential, including in export markets.­

Easy Skill provides training, recruitment and technical assistance to companies in a broad range of industries, including the defence sector. The company has successfully expanded into South Australia and aims to foster links between Australia and France.

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 clie