About Adelaide

A great place to do business

Australian Advantage

Foreign investors are assured by Australia’s stable political environment as well as the efficiency and transparency of its legal system. Australia’s legislative and regulatory frameworks are similar to those of many developed countries in the Western world.

The World Heritage Foundation notes Australia “has recorded impressive economic progress without undergoing a single recession for almost 25 years”, describing Australia as benefitting from “lasting entrepreneurial development facilitated by an effective system of government, a well-functioning legal system, and an independent bureaucracy”. Australia is one of only five countries rated as economically free in the world.

More people live inside this circle than outside.

The most cost-competitive city

Adelaide Advantage

Adelaide has been rated as the most cost-competitive city for doing business in Asia-Pacific by KPMG on their Competitive Alternatives 2016 index.

South Australia’s labour costs are 9% below the Australian average.

Industrial land and office space are available at rates lower than other mainland Australian states. With a well-planned supply of industrial land linked to strategic infrastructure and transport corridors, Adelaide is highly competitive for its cost of doing business.

Centre of Australia

Adelaide is the only city in Australia where you can easily fly to and from any other capital city in a single day.

5th most liveable city in the world

Economist Intelligence Unit

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a vibrant and multicultural metropolis, famed for its festivals and great lifestyle. Fifteen minutes from Adelaide’s CBD you’ll find sun-drenched beaches and some of the world’s best wineries.

A high quality of life and low cost of living make Adelaide a place people want to live and work.

22°C (72°F) Average Adelaide maximum temperature

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and mild winters. It has more sunny days than most cities, delivering a great outdoor lifestyle.

1.7 million


Adelaide has a population of 1.3 million people, with another 400,000 people spread out across the state in rural and remote communities.

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larger than the UK

At almost one million square kilometres, the state of South Australia is larger than most countries. It has a diverse geography, from warm sandy beaches and clear blue oceans to rich agricultural land and stunning outback landscapes.



difference from GMT

Adelaide’s time zone is within 2 hours of Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore. Adelaide has direct flights to Hong Kong, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland and Dubai.

Health Industries South Australia is the South Australian Government agency helping life sciences companies expand in Adelaide.