Startup downunder

Are you sitting on an innovative business idea? 

Consider a new visa offering forward-thinking entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their businesses from lively and beautiful Australia. 

The Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) visa is a pathway into a burgeoning startup scene; offering access to unprecedented government support, networking and industry mentorship. 

South Australia is internationally renowned for the festivals, beaches, wineries and restaurants attracting tourists to our shores. 

But we’re more than a holiday destination 

South Australia is a modern, innovative state which is both vibrant and relaxed. A state that has a well-deserved reputation for innovation in many advanced industries, including healthcare, defence, aerospace, education, utilities, primary industries, transport, energy and mining, AI, Internet of Things, food and agribusiness, electronics manufacturing, and space industries.

Our strategic characteristics present opportunities for entrepreneurship and investment. Local companies are attracting top-tier global investment to support the commercialisation of game-changing, world-leading technologies. 

Start-ups, innovators and investors enjoy unprecedented access to decision-makers across government in South Australia. We have an open-door policy to all those who are keen to establish and scale up innovative new enterprise in our state.


We’re developing space expertise, redefining the energy sector, delivering ground-breaking medical research and building the nation’s next generation of defence vessels.

And while big things are happening, our focus is firmly on the small ideas with big potential.

Accelerating the growth of ideas

We’re accelerating the growth of ideas from inception to global market by:

  • Launching a new model for entrepreneurship, Future Industries eXchange for Entrepreneurship (FIXE), to inspire, equip, enable and celebrate South Australian entrepreneurship. 

  • Building a 7-hectare innovation precinct and startup hub at Lot Fourteen in the heart of capital city Adelaide; housing businesses, universities, startups, workspaces and the Australian Space Agency

  • Establishing an independent Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board to guide state government direction and investment into entrepreneurship. 

  • Introducing practical support to build the capabilities of our entrepreneurs; including access to networking events, workshops, accelerator programs and the Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund

  • Rolling out ultra-fast fibre optic internet network GigCity at innovation precincts across the city and into suburban hubs.


Explore our site to learn more about South Australian innovation, or visit Immigration South Australia to startup downunder.


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