Salisbury City Centre makes good business sense.

The City of Salisbury is located 15 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD and is at the centre of South Australia’s economy, as the fourth largest economy in the State with a Gross Regional Product of $5.92 billion, 6.2 per cent of the Gross State Product.

It is a progressive, proactive and pro-business city that offers more than just a great place to do business, it also offers a great lifestyle. Nearly 6,400 businesses call Salisbury home including a host of international firms and flourishing entrepreneurs. It is a place of opportunity where businesses succeed.

Our Council actively supports business to invest and grow. We offer affordable commercial land, excellent transportation infrastructure and networks, a highly skilled workforce and access to world leading research facilities. We also offer business support services including mentoring, advice and networking.


We are at the centre of Australia’s growing multi-billion dollar defence industry, are a hub for national and international food processing companies that are meeting growing international demand for Australian goods, and are home to world leading research facilities, driving innovation and commercialisation across sectors including manufacturing, telecommunications, mineral processing and clean technologies.

The City of Salisbury also offers an enviable lifestyle. With over 140,000 residents, Salisbury is one of the largest metropolitan local government areas based on size and population, with its population expected to grow to more than 150,000 by 2036. With plenty of open space, a wide choice of high quality housing, leading education facilities, great shopping and world class recreational amenities, our city provides a great place to live, work and play.

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Cheaper rents than Adelaide metropolitan area


Lower labour costs compared to national average


Population growth by 2040



by train or car to Adelaide's CBD


by road to Port Adelaide


by road to Adelaide International Airport


With access to great education in Salisbury and Adelaide, there is a rapidly rising percentage of Salisbury residents with a University or post-graduate qualification.

Within the City of Salisbury:

  • University of South Australia Mawson Lakes campus internationally regarded for its IT, engineering, maths, environment and science programs.
  • Salisbury TAFE College is a vibrant hub for language, literacy and numeracy as well as a range of training programs.
  • Leading edge R&D facilities in Salisbury including the Barbara Hardy Institute, the Institute for Telecommunications Research, the Ian Wark Research Institute and the Mawson Institute.
  • More than 20 local kindergartens and pre-schools, more than 30 primary schools and 10 secondary schools.


The City of Salisbury actively supports business to invest and grow.

  • One of the lowest council rates in Adelaide for commercial property
  • Fast-tracked planning approvals
  • Practical and comprehensive support for businesses
  • Proven success in supporting the clustering of industry e.g. 30% of Australia’s defence activity is in Salisbury, along with hubs for logistics, food, high value manufacturing and water technologies
  • Strong support from the state government, with northern Adelaide identified as an area for growth and investment
  • Pioneering approach to sustainability, water and biodiversity
  • Availability of affordable and sustainable water supply to residents and businesses