Immigration South Australia

The South Australian Government wants you to settle easily and be successful in your investment and business activities.

Services for new arrivals

Immigration SA provides free support services to business migrants including one-on-one meetings in Adelaide with the business migration team to help with your successful settlement.  These services include:

  1. Business migrant appointments
  2. Resources to help start your business
  3. Settlement information 
  4. Networking and keeping in contact
  5. Help with English


Immigration SA offers one hour time slots for business migrants to communicate directly with our Business Migrant Team.  This service helps business migrants with relevant information and useful business contacts and provides information on state nomination.

Business migrants are required to meet with Immigration SA within two months of arrival to register your arrival.  You will be asked to provide:

  • details of where you are living
  • your business name and location if applicable
  • photocopy of passports for yourself and family members.

If your visa subclass requires you to conduct business(es) in South Australia, we highly recommend you attend a business migrant appointment before starting a business. This is to ensure your business will meet the 888 and 132 review state nomination requirements.

To book an appointment, please visit business migrant appointments and use the online booking system.  

The South Australian Government has developed a guide to doing business in South Australia to help you understand some of the main requirements and relevant points for starting and operating a business in South Australia, including if you are looking to buy all or part of an existing business.

Immigration SA together with the Australian China Business Council (ACBC), has created a dedicated business migration export section on the dual language web portal - SA China Connect - where SA businesses can promote their locally made products to business migrants. 


“A Guide To Start a business in South Australia”.


Immigration SA has developed an information pack to assist your relocation to South Australia.

Download the “Arrival Information Pack” here.

Immigration SA will continue to be a point of contact for you within the South Australian Government. This contact will be facilitated through the open invitation to attend one-to-one meetings with the Business Migration Team.

Immigration SA will invite you to participate in business networking events and respond to surveys.  Therefore, please maintain current email contact details with Immigration SA.

Holders of provisional visa subclass 163, 164, 165 and 188 or permanent visa subclass 132 must inform Immigration SA if their personal, residential or business circumstances change.

Please email Immigration SA with any new contact details including your full name and date of birth at

Meetings are conducted in English so if this is not your first language we encourage you to use the services of an interpreter registered with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

Interpretive services are at your own cost and Immigration SA is not able to organise services on your behalf.

To book an interpreter contact:

Interpreting and Translating Centre
Telephone: (+61 8) 8226 1990