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

    Commonwealth Bank serves around 16 million customers, employs 50,000 staff and has over 800,000 shareholders.

    Commonwealth Bank will support your staff movement to Australia through the International Banking team, who can help establish staff members’ bank accounts before they arrive in Australia. The Premier Banking service can partner key executives with a dedicated Relationship Manager and assist with account set-up and ongoing day-to-day financial management, including home lending needs.

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has a proud history of supporting the Australian defence sector at all levels of the supply chain. Our defence industry team looks forward to working with you as you establish your business in South Australia.

  • Customs Agency Services

    Web: Mark CallusEmail: 61 8 83542221Address: Cowandilla, SA 5033

    Leading international defence and aerospace logistics company

    Customs Agency Services (CAS) is a 100 per cent Australian owned and operated international logistics company, with its national head office based in Adelaide.

    CAS is recognised as one of Australia’s leading international defence and aerospace logistics companies with more than 50 per cent of our revenue coming from this sector.

    We are uniquely positioned to support any organisation that imports or exports defence related products through:

    • International Freight Forwarding (logistics partners in over 700 sites globally)
    • Customs clearance
    • Warehousing and distribution
    • Global logistics consultancy
    • ITAR and EAR guidance
    • DUTY and GST consultancy

    As an Australian-owned and operated company, we can assist by contributing toward the fulfilment of your Australian Industry Capability targets.

    Proven track record

    CAS has successfully delivered on 30 major defence logistics programs in recent years, and our customers know that their project components will be in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost – with full compliance.


    • Ranked number 22 in Australia’s top small to medium enterprise company sector by Australian Defence Magazine, 2019.
    • Ranked fourth with a 57 per cent female workforce participation rate in Australia’s defence sector by Australian Defence Magazine 2019.
    • Awarded “Australia’s International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2014 and 2015” by Lloyds of London’s Australian subsidiary.
    • Awarded “Customs Broker of the Year 2016” and finalist in 2015, by Lloyds of London’s Australian subsidiary.
    • Finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Defence Teaming Centre “Outstanding SME Award”
    • US Trade Treaty Defence recognised CAS as “Intermediate Consignee Approved”.
    • Defence, ITAR and EAR compliant.
    • CAS was the first International Forwarder & Customs Broker to receive “Australian Trusted Trader" accreditation on 20 December 2016.

    Since our inception in 1976, we have a proud history of helping new companies become established in Australia, and our team looks forward to the opportunity to advise and support your entry to Australia. We have vast experience with delivering logistics solutions for land, sea and air and deal with many of the major defence primes in Australia.

  • Easy Skill

    Web: Donatien BruggemanEmail: donatien.bruggeman@easy-skill.comPhone: +61 452 616147Address: Unley, SA 5061

    Matching global talent to industry

    Easy Skill is an Australian-European engineering consulting and skilled manpower company, with five years experience in Australia in the mining, oil and gas, construction and naval sectors.

    As information analysts and knowledge brokers, we have a deep understanding of the technical environment. In South Australia, our mission is to create opportunities for local businesses and fill skill gaps with interstate or overseas talent when required.

    Easy Skill is international, lean, connected, responsive, innovative, flexible and professional:

    • All our process are fully automated
    • We work across two time zones (Europe and Australia)
    • We are certified ISO 9001:2015
    • We provide “a la carte” recruiting to turnkey solutions in skilled manpower services

    We offer four key services:

    • Contracting and consulting – the world’s best engineers
    • Permanent and temporary hire – technical recruitment
    • Turnkey engineering services
    • Workforce up skilling and engineering training

    Easy Skill’s mission is to find the perfect match between talent and industry – not only finding a connection – but also the soft skills and values alignment that will encourage collaboration potential and performance. We call it the #perfectmatch.

  • EY

    Web: Dave ForsterEmail: dave.forster@au.ey.comPhone: 0413605636Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Building a better working world

    EY has a dedicated national defence practice with a strong understanding of both industry and government. We have proven experience in advising defence industry participants in all aspects of effective collaboration with the Primes.

    Our deep understanding of the local context and of defence organisations comes from previous project experience and strong connections with key defence industry Primes. In particular, we have a proven project delivery track record and long-term relationships with the Australian Government’s Department of Defence.

    We are able to leverage our experience with Australian defence organisations and our established relationships with key stakeholders across the defence sector to offer valuable insights and advice to international companies relocating to the Defence Landing Pad.

    Immigration and talent services

    Our dedicated mobility team provides an end-to-end suite of immigration and HR solutions to new companies entering the market, including advice on state-specific immigration matters, visa applications, talent acquisition and optimisation.

    Tax advice

    Our globally coordinated tax professionals offer connected services across all tax disciplines (from corporate structuring through to management of tax returns). Our competencies span business tax, international tax, transaction tax and tax-related issues associated with people, compliance, reporting and law. In addition, our local specialist team of tax experts has a proven track record of assisting eligible companies to gain access to Research and Development Tax Incentive claims and other State and Federal Government incentive programs

    Advisory services

    We will leverage our responsive, globally connected and insightful network of advisory practitioners with defence industry experience to assist companies to enter the SA market, set up and optimise their operations, grow the business, identify and proactively manage risks, and continuously improve their performance. Additionally, our specialist team of EY Sweeney professionals will provide unparalleled market research capabilities to inform the most effective marketing strategies.

    Legal and commercial advice

    Our EY Law practice brings together legal specialists around the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Coupled with our multi-disciplinary transactional advisory teams, it is well positioned to provide the holistic legal and commercial assistance companies often require.

    Accounting and audit services

    We will combine our exceptional knowledge and longstanding expertise in the provision of assurance and accounting services to enable new market entrants fulfil their regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

    EY is excited to bring its global leadership in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to the Defence Landing Pad, and we look forward to assisting organisations to successfully assimilate into the Australian defence industry sector.

  • Finlaysons

    Web: Will SnowEmail: 61 8 8235 7692Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Commercial lawyers with dedicated defence industry expertise

    Finlaysons provides legal services across Australia’s defence industry, especially in South Australia and the Northern Territory where its offices are based.

    The team at Finlaysons has delivered legal assistance through recent legal secondments to a number of Primes in the defence industry.

    Commercial and corporate

    • Regulatory requirements when establishing and maintaining businesses in Australia
    • Business to business and business to consumer contracts and audits of materials
    • Procurement contracts and accompanying negotiation handrails
    • Teaming agreements


    • Research collaborations
    • IP licensing and commercialisation for technology in the defence sector
    • Trademarks and other IP registrations


    • Advice on essential policy and contractual terms to engage a workforce in Australia
    • Obtaining exemptions under legislation to comply with ITAR requirements
    • Establishment of local HR and WHS policy frameworks to achieve compliance
    • Advice on management of workplace/personnel risks including investigations into misconduct and advice on termination of employment


    • Leasing advice on new or existing sites
    • Aligning tenure and occupation rights with a defence clients’ key contract dates, and all associated rights and risks
    • Acquisition, leasing due diligence investigations and purchase contract advice
    • Development and construction advice and documentation
    • Advice and documentation on infrastructure

    Tax and superannuation

    • Foreign organisations tax commitments in Australia
    • Tax structuring advice in relation to acquisitions and disposals
    • Tax advice on redevelopments
    • Tax advice on the implications of government grants
    • Advice with respect to GST obligations
    • Payroll tax liabilities in various Australian states and territories
    • Advising on tax issues associated with fees to non-executive directors
    • Australian superannuation obligations

    Migration law

    • Assistance with visas through an in-house registered migration agent

    We have a deep knowledge of legal issues affecting the defence industry, including foreign companies with an Australian presence.

  • FULLER Brand Communication

    Web: Peter FullerEmail: 883636811Address: Kent Town, SA 5067

    Adelaide’s leading full service brand communications agency

    FULLER Brand Communication helps businesses grow, using an integrated mix of strategy, creative design, public relations and journalism, web development, digital marketing and distribution, advertising and video/photographic content creation.

    FULLER has become a one-stop communications service for many corporate, government and not for profit organisations, including defence sector clients Defence SA, The University of South Australia, Data to Decisions CRC, Myriota and Babcock Australasia.

    Wherever possible we commence our client relationships using a ‘strategy first’ approach. This often includes market research, digital audits and focus groups to better understand a client’s specific marketing communication challenge.

    We then work collaboratively with the executive team to develop a customised strategic plan that will deliver measurable results – from new business development to increasing their influence with key target audiences.

    FULLER’s other point of difference is our commitment to an in-house service model, with a team of 22 strategists, writers, designers, web developers and digital marketers all under one roof.

    This provides value for money, consistent quality and efficiency of service.

    Branding and marketing services

    • Strategic marketing communication planning
    • Branding and graphic design
    • Digital marketing and advertising (Facebook, Google Ads, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Web development, maintenance and hosting
    • Video production and editing
    • Professional writing (magazine journalism, digital content, speech writing)
    • PR and media management – media releases, media database, media liaison
    • Publications (brochures, magazines, books, promotional materials)
    • Photography
    • Audio production and podcasts
    • Electronic direct mail set up and distribution
    • Social media set up assistance – guidelines and rules
    • Event management
    • Internal communication – culture building, messaging

    Established in 1993, FULLER is a second-generation family company that has responded dynamically to changes in the way businesses and consumers access information over more than 25 years. In particular, it has been at the forefront of applying digital technology and new forms of media to B2B and B2C communication while retaining a core belief in the importance of clear, consistent and engaging story telling.

  • Hughes Public Relations

    Web: Tim HughesEmail: 884124100Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Business focused public relations and reputation management

    Hughes is a long-established South Australian communications consultancy with unique experience across the defence sector, and is differentiated by its strategic, business-focused approach.

    Hughes has provided strategic communications support to Australian and global defence clients including Naval Group, ASC, Defence SA, the Defence Teaming Centre, Nova Group and global light protected vehicle manufacturer Force Protection Inc – subsequently purchased by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS).

    The Hughes PR senior team has extensive industry and government experience covering all facets of communications, including reputation management and targeted ‘brand building’ campaigns through industry and mainstream media.

    Lead Defence Consultant, Mark Williams, has more than 30 years experience in media and public relations at a local and national level, both in government and the private sector. Before joining Hughes in 2006, Mark was an adviser to former Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, with responsibility for policy advice on defence property and infrastructure and as assisting media adviser across all departmental and operational issues. He was also a Media Adviser in the Office of the Premier of South Australia with particular emphasis on transport, urban planning, treasury, and industry and trade.

    Consultancy founder and Principal Tim Hughes established Hughes Public Relations in Adelaide more than 25 years ago and has since advised clients in SA, across Australia and internationally on a range of communication issues, driven strong award-winning, brand-building programs and established a national reputation for issues and crisis management counsel.

    Key services delivered in-house include:

    • Public relations and publicity
    • Media relations
    • Brand protection - issues and crisis management
    • Government and community relations
    • Event management (announcements/launches)
    • Social and digital media
    • Video production
    • Graphic design and animation

    The skills and experience of other members of the Hughes team would be available to client organisations on an ‘as required’ basis to meet particular needs and realise specific opportunities as they arise. These skills span social and digital media, graphic design and video production.

    A strategic communication and stakeholder engagement program will give your organisation the power to influence action and opinion. Whether your audience is media, government, potential investors, partners or customers, planned professional communication is key to projecting your brand and offering.

  • Migration Solutions

    Web: Mark GlazbrookEmail: 61 8 8210 9800Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Tailored immigration and visa services

    Migration Solutions is a full-service migration consultancy, advising corporate, government, business employers and individuals about their immigration needs.

    As a member of the Defence Teaming Centre since 2006, Migration Solutions defence clientele include prime contractors, research institutions, commercialisation bodies, technology innovators, government and state and territory agencies.

    Migration Solutions recognises that each business has different immigration and visa requirements and can tailor their services to achieve successful outcomes.

    Migration Solutions are able to assist Landing Pad participants looking to establish a presence in South Australia, through each step of the visa migration process, including:

    • Migration visa recommendations and strategies
    • Assessment and advice of Australia’s immigration eligibility criteria and visa options
    • Preparing and submitting temporary or permanent visa applications (Department of Immigration and Border Protection)
    • Priority processing
    • Preparation of advice, submissions and documentation to support visa applications
    • Application lodgement, status updates and responding to Departmental requests
    • Engaging with third parties, to assist with the visa applications
    • Identification of risks and implementation of corporate governance programs
    • Representation during immigration audits by the Department
    • Assisting with difficult immigration matters, reviews, appeals or cancellations
    • Ongoing advice, assistance, legislative updates and training
    • Streamlining your internal visa systems and procedures
    • Monitoring sponsorship obligations
    • Individual relocation and settlement assistance to international business owners and employees moving to South Australia

    Migration Solutions will initially meet with clients to gain an understanding of their business needs, time constraints and immigration requirements, to identify the most appropriate visa program.

    We are committed to building relationships with Defence Landing Pad clients, ensuring you receive the best immigration advice and assistance. To do this, we have a dedicated account manager and support team, that will respond to your requests in 24 hours. After-hours assistance is also available for urgent visa support.

  • Monkeystack

    Web: Rhys SanderyEmail: +61 8 8394 2575Address: Adelaide, SA 5000

    Bringing stories to life on screen

    In the digital world of screens – TVs, computers, projections, smart phones, tablets and in Virtual and Augmented Reality – companies need to effectively tell their stories to engage audiences in a memorable way.

    Moneystack produces high quality computer generated linear and interactive digital content. Our work is used in explainer animations, product, mechanical, architectural and medical visualisations, as well as educational simulations and e-learning experiences including mobile and desktop apps, through to television, film and game production.

    We have extensive experience in corporate and product storytelling, working with project teams outside of Australia and in producing multi lingual and regionalised content and user interfaces.

    We pride ourselves on being well equipped to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients.


    • 2D and 3D modelling, visualisation, illustration, animation and visual effects (VFX).
    • Live footage capture including high spec videography services including 360 cameras and drone services. Expert knowledge of photogrammetry capture.
    • Creation of static or real time render environments, characters and experiences in 2D and 3D augmented real world footage, completely digitally created, photo realistic scenarios and scenes that use a hybrid of live and digital components.
    • Web, app and program development including UX and UI (User Experience and User Interface)
    • Simulation and serious games and immersive e-learning and training
    • XR (VR/AR/MR) design, production and deployment across Sony PS VR, HTC Vive/Focus, Oculus Rift/Go and Samsung Gear. Developer status for Oculus, Vive and Microsoft.

    At the centre of all communication, there is a story. Monkeystack specialises in bringing any story to life on any screen, anywhere – the announcement of a partnership or initiative, the explanation of new technology, a 3D visualisation of a proposed product, or a training simulation of how that product is used.

Who should apply?

The Landing Pad is open to well-established overseas defence and space companies that are looking to expand into Australia and capitalise on upcoming projects centred in South Australia. The Landing Pad targets companies interested in:

  • establishing business operations in South Australia
  • connecting with new supply chain partners
  • exploring acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.