Department of State Development
  • Creative Industries

Discover South Australia’s truly remarkable creative capabilities.

You can engage with some of the brightest people in computer games, VFX and post-production anywhere in the world and explore why more and more organisations are choosing Adelaide, South Australia, as the ideal base to grow their creative business.

To learn more about how we can create opportunities for growth over the next 10 years, view the Creative Industries Strategy.


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Discover the world’s best creative location

South Australia’s creative ecosystem is growing rapidly. And our culture of imagination and innovation is inspiring new enterprises and attracting the industry’s top global talent.

We boast internationally-acclaimed visual effects capability and some of the world's best production houses, like Technicolor's Mr. X.

Our impressive capability in augmented and virtual reality is being quickly adopted by leading companies across a multitude of industries – even outside of entertainment.

While our independent games industry continues to thrive, having an international impact in mobile, console and PC gaming, backed by the best PDV rebate in Australia.

South Australia’s creative industry sector is booming, with a steady pipeline of talent at our fingertips.



Award-winning film and TV

South Australia has a rich history in screen production, providing the backdrop and production base for many iconic film and television productions including Mortal Kombat (2021), Hotel Mumbai (2018), and Wolf Creek (2005). Our award-winning film and tv production companies (Closer ProductionsSouthern Light Alliance, and Triptych) are support by internationally-acclaimed VFX and post-production houses (Technicolor’s Mr. X, Rising Sun PicturesKojo,ResinMonkeystack). 

The industry is backed by a 10% PDV Rebate on top of the 30% Federal PDV Offset for all post-production, digital and visual effects expenditure on eligible projects.



Game on!

South Australia has a growing independent games industry with Odd GamesMighty KingdomTeam Cherry and Team Fractal Alligator having an international impact in mobile and PC gaming.

To support the growth of the industry, South Australia has extended its uncapped 10% PDV Rebate to games developers.


Beyond creative

Our capital city, Adelaide, has a growing augmented, virtual and mixed reality ecosystem, including the development of augmented reality applications by global defence company SAAB Australia, Microsoft’s first Australian enterprise partner for its HoloLens augmented/ mixed reality technology. This technology is now being used in our growth industries like defence, mining, and health and medical.

Combining the best of the creative industries with world leading authorities and cross-industry research in Virtual Environments, Machine Learning, and Data Analysis and Visualisation; South Australia is focused on future technologies in both consumer and industrial settings.

Collaboration is in our DNA

Adelaide Studios, managed by the South Australian Film Corporation, is a creative hub for South Australian screen businesses and screen practitioners whose reputation for the creation of quality screen content across film, television and digital platforms continues to grow nationally and internationally.




Lot Fourteen is backed by the South Australian and Australian governments and is a key focus of the $551 million Adelaide City Deal to provide a springboard for innovation and bring together the state’s leading abilities in space, defence, hi-tech and creative industries.



Tonsley has attracted a number of businesses across this sector, which has been a catalyst for growing new business opportunities amongst the Tonsley community and beyond. Automation, software and simulation fields provide critical enabling-technology for many product and service innovations throughout the global economy.



Australian Institute for Machine Learning is the largest AI facility in Australia, with over 100 researchers working with companies including Microsoft, Facebook, BHP Billiton, Google, Bayer, Samsung, BAE Systems and Canon. The AIML ranks top or near top in the world, particularly in machine vision and the methods that support this; AI, computer vision and deep learning.



Game Plus is a collaborative workspace for game developers and related specialist technology start-ups. Established to support the needs of small independent studios, Game Plus is a workspace that has been custom built to enhance collaboration and innovation.





UniSAFlinders University, and TAFE SA’s tertiary qualifications in VFX and two private providers of tertiary VFX study: Academy of Interactive Entertainment and CDW Studios; as well as examples of their collaboration with industry giants like SAAB, Technicolor and Rising Sun Pictures to get production ready in short periods of time and produce high quality and globally relevant work.



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If you are interested in investing in South Australia contact

Gavin Artz
Director Creative Industries
Department for Trade and Investment
Phone +61 417 083 174

Explore opportunities for investing in South Australia's creative industries sector.