Department of State Development
  • Space Industries

    Develop. Launch. Lead.

Space industries in our state

South Australia is Australia’s space state.

The Australian Space Agency is located at innovation neighbourhood Lot Fourteen, alongside a mission control centre and space discovery centre.

The state’s space sector is incredibly active with more than 70 organisations, companies and educational institutions and a workforce of approximately 800 people.

The South Australian Space Industry Centre, a cross-government group working with key stakeholders to grow the state’s space economy, complements numerous innovative initiatives including a space incubator program, scholarship, internship and work experience program.

South Australia has a long history in the space sector with the Woomera military test range being declared a prohibited area in 1947 and is the largest land testing range in the world.


How we can support you

Assistance through funding


The South Australian Government has a framework for providing assistance to industry through funds including:



Here in South Australia we’re proud to have fostered a strong relationship between government, industry and academia. Over time, these key relationships have cultivated a highly-skilled workforce, developed cutting-edge research, and delivered labour costs which are around 10 per cent below the Australian average. This competitive environment supports highly profitable investments and makes South Australia a place where your business can truly innovate and grow.


Adelaide-based Australian Space Agency

Through the Adelaide-based Australian Space Agency, Australia aims to grow its market segment from $3.9 billion to $12 billion by 2030.

South Australia has cyber security traineeships

South Australia’s global research strengths are led by three world-class universities to be headquartered at Lot Fourteen.



Get in touch

South Australia’s Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment has experienced professionals who understand your business requirements and priorities.

Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment

P +61 (8) 8303 2400