Creative industries

Sector

Creative industries

VFX animation video games – VR/AR mixed reality – Immersive digital content

Highlights

South Australia has the best post-production, digital and visual effects (PDV) rebate in Australia with 10% off the cost, on top of the Federal Government’s 30% rebate.

Our mature skills environment and capable workforce enables companies to rapidly scale to meet their needs.

Our creative industry is internationally recognised for delivering worldwide blockbusters.

Investing in Creative Industries


Our creative industries are closely linked with our defence industries and health and medical industries, providing longstanding modelling and simulation capabilities.
 
Our ability to develop a collaborative and coherent ecosystem from university research, through to technology start-ups and multinational companies, makes Adelaide one of the few places where open innovation can truly be practiced in Australia.

To learn more about investing in opportunities for growth over the next 10 years, view the Creative Industries Strategy.

Investment advantages


Our clusters of research and development capabilities, as well as world-renowned people, including Mark Billinghurst, Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Professor Bruce Thomas, Director of the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) at the University of South Australia, makes us stand out from other cities in Australia.

IVE is a world leader in augmented reality and virtual reality – a unique alignment of computer science, engineering, art architecture and design. It is one of the largest concentrations of AR and VR research in Australia, working in collaboration with industry partners to transform industry and solve large-scale societal challenges.
 
In the digital media space, Rising Sun Pictures, Kojo, Mr.X and Resin are internationally recognised for their technical and creative capabilities in digital effects and post-production services.
 
There is also a growing independent games industry with Odd Games, Mighty Kingdom, Team Cherry and Team Fractal Alligator having an international impact in mobile and PC gaming.

Connected ecosystem


Creative industries in South Australia connects into our defence sector and health and medical industries, supporting an immersive environment within smart games and modelling simulation crossovers. 
 
Adelaide has a growing virtual and mixed reality ecosystem, including the development of augmented reality applications by global defence company SAAB Australia and Microsoft’s first Australian enterprise partner for its HoloLens augmented/mixed reality technology. Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), also has its mixed reality operations in Adelaide.

Precincts and Clusters

Innovation precincts


Collaboration is in our DNA here in South Australia. You will have access to some of the best innovation precincts where high-profile businesses, academia, industry bodies and government are co-located and working together.
  • Lot Fourteen

    Lot Fourteen is a space that fosters collaboration and innovation across sectors and disciplines, including defence and space, artificial intelligence, digital health, machine learning and robotics, cyber security and creative industries.

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.

Primary contact

Looking to identify opportunities, strategic partnerships and get advice on the South Australian Creative industries sector

Gavin Artz

Director - Creative Industries and Hi-tech


Delivering trade and investment outcomes in South Australia across the Hi-tech and Creative industries sectors with a focus on artificial intelligence, data analytics, automation, game development and VFX.

Contact

+61 417 083 174 Gavin.Artz@sa.gov.au