Creative Industries

Creative Industries

World-class content World-class talent

South Australia offers a unique and advanced ecosystem of world-class video games, visual effects (VFX) companies, VR/AR mixed reality and leading research in immersive experiences underpinned by a skilled and abundant talent pool.

Attractive incentives and rebates


Commonwealth Government Digital Tax Offset on qualifying games expenditure

South Australian talent at Gamescom

A thriving ecosystem

Led by successful releases from a mixture of international, independent and established mid-sized companies, South Australia’s Creative Industries sector is flourishing:

Keywords Studios showreel

Vibrant indie game successes

Internationally recognised digital media companies

Rising Sun Pictures, Kojo, MPC and Resin

World-leading artificial intelligence


Game development companies work amongst world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) as well as the number one research capability for augmented and virtual reality, the Australian Research Centre for Virtual and Interactive Environments (IVE). 

Location and talent

South Australia has the highest number of studios per capita than other Australian jurisdictions, attracting skilled gaming talent locally, national and internationally.

South Australia has proven experience in rapidly scaling-up skilled staffing.

South Australia has produced over 1,700 graduates in interactive software (VFX, AR/VR and Games) from tertiary and vocational education and training (VET), in the last three years.

South Australia has delegated authority to attract eligible skilled migrants through state-nominated visa programs and help drive industry capabilities further.

Business clusters

Our industry clusters provide strong intellectual and research foundations, providing opportunities to share talent, technology and infrastructure.
  • Adelaide Studios

    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.

  • Game Plus

    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.

  • Jam Factory

    A unique not-for-profit organisation that champions the social, cultural and economic value of craft and design in daily life.

  • St Paul’s Creative Centre

    A unique co-working and shared office space for those working in arts and creative industries, based in the heart of Adelaide.

Let's talk

Help for investing in South Australia's Creative Industries sector

Gavin Artz

Director - Hi-tech and Emerging Opportunities

Department for Trade and Investment


+61 417 083 174

 Claudia Watson

Claudia Watson

Business Development Manager - Hi-tech and Emerging Opportunities

Department for Trade and Investment


+61 424 134 909

*The South Australian Video Games Development Rebate (SA VGE Rebate) enables video games studios to claim 10% off expenditure on video game development work undertaken in South Australia, on eligible project expenditure of AUD$250,000 or more in South Australia. This is in addition to the Commonwealth Government’s 30% Digital Games Tax Offset, providing companies with a total rebate of 40% on PDV.