Establish in South Australia

South Australia is the ideal location for defence 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.

In 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Adelaide as the world’s fifth most liveable city for the sixth year in a row.

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 labour costs that are 10% 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.

Defence SA has a team ready to assist defence-related investors that want to pursue opportunities in the state.

More information on South Australia and investment opportunities: Department of State Development, South Australia’s Economic Indicators, Investment Attraction South Australia.