Australian Space
Agency in Adelaide

Australian Space
Agency in Adelaide

The Marshall Liberal Government presented the most compelling case, beating the other states to secure the headquarters of the National Space Agency right here in Adelaide.

What we said we'd do

Urge the Federal Government to locate the National Space Agency in South Australia.

What we've done

In our first year, the Marshall Liberal Government secured the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency right here in Adelaide.

The other states wanted it but we presented the most compelling case with the Federal Government recognising South Australia as an ideal location due to our leadership in innovation, technology and defence.

The establishment of the Australian Space Agency at Lot Fourteen is already opening doors for local businesses and South Australians as we work with the Federal Government to grow our nation’s space industry to $12 billion, creating an additional 20,000 long-term, high-wage, high-skill jobs.

From entrepreneurs and startups to large international companies, over 90 space-related organisations have now chosen to base their businesses in South Australia, making our state the undisputed national centre of Australia’s space industry.

We'll even be sending satellites into space from right here in South Australia – the first state government to embark on such a mission.

What it means for you

  • More highly paid, highly skilled jobs now and in the future
  • More South Australians can start and grow global businesses from right here in SA
  • Our children won't need to leave the state to get jobs in hi-tech, growth industries

Policy snapshot

  • The Australian Space Agency has been established in Adelaide.
  • The space industry is opening doors for local businesses and creating highly paid, highly skilled jobs for South Australians.
  • We will be launching satellites and rockets into space from right here in SA.
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The Marshall Liberal Government presented the most compelling case, beating the other states to secure the headquarters of the National Space Agency right here in Adelaide.

The Marshall Liberal Government presented the most compelling case, beating the other states to secure the headquarters of the National Space Agency right here in Adelaide.