Department of State Development
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Health and medical industries in our state

South Australia boasts one of the largest health science precincts in the southern hemisphere and has the track record, capability and ambition to continue its global leadership in the development and scaling of distinctive medical technologies. 

Global health companies are choosing South Australia as their destination for research and development, clinical trials, manufacturing, and sales and marketing. 

Adelaide BioMed City is the centrepiece of this fast-growing ecosystem. It brings together research, education, clinical care and business development in one central city location. 

South Australia has internationally recognised capabilities and leadership in ageing well, with over six decades of experience in senior living and care delivery. Medical device manufacturers are choosing the Tonsley Innovation District as the ideal hi-tech manufacturing hub, which delivers a collaborative environment for start-ups, SMEs and global companies. Adelaide has also created a Living Laboratory, where companies capture the interactions of test subjects with products or services under controlled conditions.

How we can support you

Assistance through funding


The South Australian Government has a framework for providing assistance to industry through funds including:



Here in South Australia we’re proud to have fostered a strong relationship between government, industry and academia. Over time, these key relationships have cultivated a highly-skilled workforce, developed cutting-edge research, and delivered labour costs which are around 10 per cent below the Australian average. This competitive environment supports highly profitable investments and makes South Australia a place where your business can truly innovate and grow.


Get in touch

We have experienced professionals who understand your business requirements and priorities.

Department for Trade and Investment

Dirk Beelen
P +61 (8) 8463 6191