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South Australia is at the forefront of the nation’s defence industries. Renowned for its innovation, world-class research and development, and a highly skilled workforce, the state’s defence industry has a proud history of delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex defence projects. Lot Fourteen plays a pivotal role in supporting defence in South Australia.
Image: Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Image courtesy of Boeing Defence Australia.


Strengthening technical capability
Connections and collaboration
New jobs and career pathways
Market access and development

Innovation focus for the Defence State

Already known as the Defence State, South Australia has engaged a bold 10-year strategy to be recognised as an international leader in the defence and space industries by 2030. To achieve its Defence State Sector Strategy, South Australia will enhance its already strong defence industry by building on its highly skilled workforce, world-leading technology and infrastructure our culture of innovation, driven by focused research and development.

Image courtesy of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

Hobart Class Destroyer at Osborne Naval Shipyard
Hobart Class Destroyer at Osborne Naval Shipyard

Strong History

South Australia has a long history of delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex defence projects, including the Collins Class submarines and Air Warfare Destroyers. It supports a strong Australian Defence Force (ADF) presence and specialist infrastructure, with key elements of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and the Defence, Science and Technology Group located here. The Army, Navy and Air Force workforces are supported by related industry and supply chain companies.

Image: Hobart Class Destroyer at Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Bright Future

As a global innovation precinct with a strong focus on defence and the related space sector, Lot Fourteen is playing an important role in achieving the Defence State Sector Strategy and is already home to significant organisations and businesses in the sector including the Defence and Space Landing Pad.

Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Lot Fourteen and Defence

Lot Fourteen is also home to organisations and businesses that play a key role in civilian and defence space technology projects, including the Australian Space Agency, the SmartSat CRC and pioneering innovators including Myriota, Inovor Technology, Neumann Space and Space Machines Company.

Lot Fourteen is an integral part of South Australia’s defence and innovation network, which also comprises the Edinburgh Defence Precinct (including the Royal Australian Airforce base), Technology Park at Mawson Lakes,  Osborne Naval Shipyard (pictured) and Tonsley Innovation District.

Defence and Space Landing Pad

The Defence and Space Landing Pad provides international companies with affordable, short-term office facilities and relationship building opportunities at Lot Fourteen. Resident companies can access a range of government support programs and a network of industry consultants.

The Defence SA team can assist companies to establish offices research and manufacturing facilities in South Australia’s key defence and innovation precincts.

Packages of up to $40,000 AUD to access professional support and advice are available to eligible companies establishing in a new market or region through the South Australian Landing Pad program. Supported by the Department for Trade and Investment, the program supports companies looking to make their first investment in the Asia Pacific Region, Australia and South Australia.


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