The State Government, through Defence SA, is supporting industry participation in a number of key events aimed at creating new opportunities to grow the state’s defence industry.   

2020/2021 Major Events Expression of Interest

The South Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from companies who have a presence in South Australia to promote themselves at a number of events occurring in late 2020 and in 2021. 

With a long and proud history of participation in major defence sector trade shows, the state government is planning to have a presence at a number of events in Australia and abroad. Attending these events with the South Australian Government will provide you with the opportunity to forge new relationships with key defence industry and personnel, receive assistance in setting up introductions to your target customers, network with key industry players at ancillary events and receive exposure to VIP attendees whilst promoting your brand to an international audience.The below events are now open for expressions of interest:

***COVID-19 update***

Defence SA and the South Australian Space Industry Centre share the Commonwealth Government’s focus of ensuring Australia is positioned to emerge strong and resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19, especially in regards to interstate and international travel. Our team are having regular communication with event partners and stakeholders and we will continue to provide updates as more information comes to light on all future events.

The events listed below are planned to go ahead. Should there be any cancellations or postponements, our team will ensure that this is communicated to all interested organisations.

Paris, France, 20 - 23 October 2020

Avalon, Australia, Postponed to late 2021

Brisbane, Australia, 1 - 3 June 2021 (new dates)


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received notification that the following events and trade-shows have either been cancelled or postponed. Each event is linked for more information.


Further details of the South Australian Government's participation at specific events will be finalised based on industry interest and individual company requirements. If you are interested in promoting your company brand at these events please complete the form as soon as possible.

Please note that this is an expression of interest only and does not commit you to participating at the events, nor does it guarantee your selection on the stand.

The South Australian Government welcomes feedback and/or suggestions using your past experience at these events, with or without the South Australian Government, while we are in planning stages.


For further information relating to upcoming events, please contact Nikki Salerno on 08 8463 7104, or email