Why invest in South Australia?

Competitive business environment

Private sector labour costs in South Australia are 10.8 per cent below the Australian average, making our state a great place to expand your workforce.

With a range of office space and industrial land in or close to the city, at rates lower than other mainland Australian states, locating your business in South Australia will improve your company’s bottom line.

Our central location makes us your gateway to Asia, with our international airport (15 minutes from the CBD) servicing nine countries direct, with 46 flights per week and 300+ unique one-stop connections.

Flights to Sydney and Melbourne depart on average every 20 minutes.

Enviable lifestyle

There is a reason Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 10 most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

It’s a place where people can afford to do more with their money, having been ranked as the most affordable city to live in Australia by Mercer in their global Cost of Living Survey.

Adelaide also has the shortest work commute times and the lowest residential property prices of all Australian mainland capital cities. Australian Bureau of Statistics category number 6416.0

Our state is Australia’s premium food and wine destination – accounting for almost 80 per cent of Australia’s premium wine production – and is the stage for many international festivals and sporting events – WOMADelaide, Adelaide Fringe and Tour Down Under, to name a few.

Proactive and stable government

Our government’s progressive policies and strong leadership has created a stable and supportive business environment for investors.

A new Industry Assistance Framework is available to support proposals that have broad benefits for an industry sector or a number of businesses. Three main funds include:

  • $100 million Economic and Business Growth Fund
  • $150 million Regional Growth Fund
  • $27.9 million Research, Commercialisation and Start Up Fund


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James Mraz
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