Immigration South Australia

South Australia is renowned for its world-class events and festivals. They include:

Santos Tour Down Under

  • Saw a total of 795,000 people line the streets of South Australia to take in the action in 2016 with more than 39,000 visitors from interstate and overseas. The event generated $49.6m in revenue for the state’s economy and contributed to many communities across the state.
  • 2015’s Tour Down Under saw the inclusion of the Santos Women’s Tour, with 95 entries and 17 teams, and a final stage in Victoria Park in front of more than 4000 spectators
  • The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under was held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 14 - 22 January 2017.

Australia Day

  • On January 26 each year, we celebrate everything that’s great about our country while recognising those outstanding citizens who have done tremendous work in their community and considering our national identity.
  • To find out what events and programs are occurring close to you, please go to and type in your postcode. 

Adelaide Fringe

  • Australia’s largest arts festival and is the second largest fringe festival in the world behind Edinburgh
  • The four-week festival, sold more than 600,000 tickets and featured more than 5000 artists, 1100 shows accross 430 venues in 2016
  • 17 Feb - 19 March 2017

Adelaide Festival

  • Staged 42 events in 2016, 29 of them exclusive to Adelaide, the largest attendances in five years, with estimates of more than 560,000
  • More than 18,000 interstate and overseas visitors attended,
  • 3 - 19 March 2017

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

  • Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event
  • In 2016 263,500 patrons attended over four days
  • 2 - 5 March 2017


  • In a record-breaking crowd of 95,000 over four massive days in 2016, WOMAD has somehow managed to expand each year without losing the heart of the festival
  • One of the highlights of WOMAD is the food, and as usual there were offerings from every corner of the globe
  • 10 - 13 March 2017

South Australia’s History Festival

  • Running throughout the month of May, South Australia’s History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events. 
  • With more than 600 events taking place all around the State, the History Festival promotes South Australia’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of activities and events.
  • 1 - 31 May 2017

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

  • Total attendance of 53,686 people in 2015 with 46 sold out performances featured more than 350 artists performing in 152 performances over 14 days and nights
  • The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has matured into a substantial and high-quality platform for entertainers
  • 9 - 24 June 2017

Sala Festival

  • The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a state-wide festival of Visual Art.
  • The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.
  • 1 - 31 August 2017

Royal Adelaide Show

  • The first Livestock Show was held in the yards of Payne’s Hotel in Hindley Street in October 1843
  • Approximately half a million people visit the Royal Adelaide Show each year
  • The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia’s largest event with more than 29% of the State’s population visitin the Show each year
  • 1 - 10 September 2017

Ozasia Festival

  • Get ready for two weeks of theatre, dance, music, film, live art, delicious food and plenty of wine.
  • OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia
  • 2016 will be the biggest and best festival yet
  • 26 September - 8 October 2017

Credit Union Christman Pageant

  • The Credit Union Christmas Pageant jingles its way into town in November
  • From humble beginnings of just eight horse drawn floats and four bands in 1933, the event has grown to include 170 floats, bands, dancers, clowns, and the big man himself – Father Christmas 
  • The Pageant tradition has continued since then, sharing the magic of Christmas with different generations of children.
  • 18 November 2017



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