Overseas Travel

The South Australian Government Premier and Cabinet Circular PC035 requires all agencies to make information related to overseas travel available to the public via the agency’s website.

To allow adequate time for receipt of charges and reconciliation of costs, information relating to overseas travel will be posted two (2) months after the traveller(s) return to Australia.

For all overseas travel disclosures prior to May 2015, please refer to published Annual Reports. For travel disclosures from the former Minister for Defence Industries and Ministerial Staff click here.

Staff travel disclosures (2018 – present)

Overseas travel itineraries and expense receipts for the Defence SA staff from January 2018 are below.

Date of Travel Number of Travellers Destinations Reasons for Travel Total cost of travel excluding GST
April 2023 2 Washington, Denver, Colorado Springs Attend Sea Air Space Exposition in conjunction with Team Defence Australia and the 38th Space Symposium develop relationships for further engagement in the areas of naval shipbuilding, information warfare, space ecosystem and research and development $39,021
April 2023 1 Colorado Springs Attend 38th Space Symposium to develop relationships to support SA based partnering arrangements with the US, and others in the defence/space/cyber ecosystem. Support the development of SmartSat CRC project links within USA. $10,295
April 2023 1 Connecticut, Virginia Attend Sea Air Space Exposition in conjunction with Team Defence Australia to develop networks and connections to better understand the US defence industry with reference to AUKUS. Industry engagement with companies with the potential to further SA ambitions in the areas of future submarine, guided weapons and maritime autonomy $18,761
May 2023 2 Berlin, Rostock, Bristol, Plymouth, London, Farnborough Attend the Underwater Technology Conference and undertake industry engagement to promote SA as a destination for marine autonomous systems test and evaluation activities and SEA 1905 mine counter measures. Promote SA research projects and universities, investigate collaboration opportunities with European research organisations. $23,996
September 2023 3 London, Edinburgh, Luton, Stevenage, Harlow, Derby Attendance at the Defence and Security Equipment International event, develop relationships in relation to supply chain opportunities for South Australia, particularly on relation to maritime projects and AUKUS Pillar One and Two opportunities $24,857
November 2023 1 Montreal, Toronto Presenting at and attending UN Space for Women Expert meeting and exploring opportunities for the South Australian Space sector with Canadian space companies $8,406
Date of Travel Number of travellers Destinations Reasons for travel Total Cost of travel excluding GST
March 2022 1 USA: Los Angeles, Washington DC

Canada: Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax

Attend Sea Air Space Exposition in conjunction with Team Defence Australia and develop relationships for further engagement in the areas of Guided weapons, Explosive Ordinance and Autonomous systems $14,584
April 2022 2 USA: Colorado Springs, Denver Attend 37th Space Symposium in conjunction with Team Defence Australia and investigate opportunities in the space sector $26,401
May 2022 1 Singapore

UK: London, Farnborough, Sheffield, Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness

Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam,

Belgium: Brussels

Attend the Underwater Technology Conference, engage with nuclear submarine community to support the SA Nuclear Propulsion Submarine Task Force $16,056
September 2022 1 UK: London

France: Paris

Attend International Astronautical Congress 2022, identify trade, investment and international partnerships for SA Space Companies $17,524
October 2022 1 Belgium: Brussels, Ostend

France: Paris, Lille

USA: Boston , Connecticut, Virginia, Washington

Attend Euronaval Conference, visit