Department of State Development
  • A critical component of our economy.

    Increased overseas trade representation will deliver support to an export-led transformation of the South Australian economy.

In November 2018, the Department opened the first of five new overseas trade and investment offices. The new office in Shanghai, China, will facilitate business connections, providing support and guidance to South Australian companies looking to enter the Chinese market and to investors from China looking for opportunities in South Australia.

Other overseas trade and investment offices will be opened in:

  • Tokyo to cover North East Asia
  • Kuala Lumpur to cover South East Asia
  • Dubai to cover the Middle East, India and Africa
  • The United States to cover the Americas

South Australian representatives embedded within Austrade offices internationally will also be increased.

The Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment provides export businesses with a one-stop-shop for training, mentoring and advice on boosting existing markets and securing new ones.

Our commercial ports provide a gateway to the world and are equipped to handle a range of containerised and bulk cargoes.

Adelaide Airport has international services connecting Adelaide with all the major Asian hubs, as well as Europe and the US.

In 2017, South Australia experienced strong growth in the value of goods exports in a range of key areas, such as wine, wheat, vegetables, meat and metal ores.  In services, education-related exports continue to experience solid growth.

South Australia’s services exports (2017 calendar year) show a 2.6 per cent increase to a value of $3.26 billion.

Key export markets

The South Australian Government’s trade policy promotes economic engagement and assists businesses in identifying trade opportunities in international markets and builds long-term collaborative networks.

China, the state’s largest two-way trading partner, remains an important focus for South Australia as it looks to increase its exports. New trade offices in Japan, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States will serve to create a more extensive overseas trade network for the state.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries and economies, some are listed below.

Austrade also has an extensive list of country and industry market information. The profiles cover political and economic conditions and list the principle commodities exported to and imported from Australia.

Overseas representatives

The South Australian Government has commercial representation in key target markets. Our overseas staff members provide export assistance to South Australian businesses and help attract business investment and migration to the state.

New overseas offices are being established in markets of importance to South Australia to increase the state’s engagement, opportunities for collaboration, business, investment and jobs.

New offices have already been opened in Shanghai and Tokyo with further offices to be established in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and the United States of America.

In-country teams work with industry partners to assist in providing connections, peer support facilitation, clustering, mentoring and advice to exporters and those looking to invest in South Australia.


Fion Jia - Deputy Representative
South Australian Government
Commercial Representative Office (Jinan)
Room 2115, 21st Floor, Liangyou Fulin Hotel
5 Luoyuan Street, Jinan 250063
People's Republic of China
Phone +86 531 8601 6567/8
Fax +86 531 8601 6569

South Australian Trade and Investment Office – Shanghai
Austrade Shanghai
2101 CITIC Square
1168 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 (21) 6103 5607

Xiaoya Wei
Country Director, China
Phone +86 138 0197 2961

Alice Jim - South Australian Business Development Manager
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Hong Kong Office
Australian Consulate General
Room 2404, 24/F, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Phone +85 2 2588 5317
Fax +85 2 2827 4145

Rahul Ranjan - Investment Manager - South Australia
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Australian Consulate General, Crescenzo 
10th floor, A wing, G Block, C- 38 & 39
Bandra Kurla Complex 
Mumbai 400 051
Phone +91 22 6116 7116
Fax +91 22 6116 7105
Mobile +91 7506377355

Lazuardi Lazuardi
Investment and Trade Manager - South Australia
Level 1, Jalan Patra Kuningan Raya Kav 1-4
Jakarta 12950
Phone +62 21 2994 5427
Mobile +62 8119 512 828

Tokyo Trade and Investment office opening 2019 

On 7 March 2019, His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia accompanied by the Honourable David Ridgway, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, officially opened the South Australian Trade and Investment office in Tokyo. The office, which is embedded within Austrade Tokyo, is overseen by Sally Townsend, Commissioner South Australia – Japan and Korea. 

Its focus will be to grow local jobs, drive inbound investment and create new opportunities for South Australian exporters in the world’s third largest economy, covering the North East Asia region which accounts for more than $1.07 billion a year in South Australian exports.

South Australia already has a number of Japanese companies that have invested in the state, such as Mitsubishi Motors which is building its Australian headquarters at Adelaide Airport; NEC, which opened a new cyber security centre in Adelaide; and Kirin, through Lion Nathan, which invested $70 million in a redevelopment of the West End Brewery.
From Korea, Hyundai Motor Company has four dealerships and one official sales and service centre in South Australia; Samsung Electronics has two retail stores; the Kumho Asiana Group operates a large tyre distribution centre and the Daewoo Group is represented in Adelaide by its logistics division, Daesan Global.

The trade and investment office will provide a landing pad to South Australian exporters, assisting them to establish their in-market presence, build relationships with trading partners and create opportunities for global value chain penetration. 

Sally Townsend
Commissioner, South Australia – Japan and Korea
2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8361 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5232-3570 

Adil Akbar - Investment and Trade Manager - South Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Australian High Commission,
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Phone +60 3 2782 5619
Fax +60 3 2141 8592

For all enquiries relating to Singapore, please contact the International Engagement team at the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Phone +61 8 8303 2400

For all enquiries relating to Singapore, please contact the International Engagement team at the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Phone +61 8 8303 2400


The Agent-General for South Australia
Australia Centre
Strand, London WC2B 4LG
United Kingdom
Phone +44 20 7520 9100
Fax +44 20 7520 9119