South Australia is open for Entrepreneurs

SA has announced that the Subclass 188 Entrepreneur stream is opened for application from 28 September 2021.

Holders of certain visas will not be eligible for endorsement by the South Australian Government, these include student visas (including SC 500, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574), SC403 and 771.

Graduate visa SC 485 holders may participate if their business idea will be assets as an innovative, which has to represent a strong business case.

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The most significant requirements for visa SC 188 Entrepreneur stream below:

  • Applicants aged 55 years or over at the time of invitation must demonstrate that the proposed entrepreneurial activity will be of exceptional economic benefit to South Australia.
  • Propose a business that has the potential to become a sustainable high-growth start-up, with the future potential to employ South Australians.
  • Secure the support of a selected Service Provider that has reviewed and approved your proposed entrepreneurial activity.
  • Priority will be given to proposals that support the Government of South Australia’s nine priority Growth State sectors.

The South Australian service providers are:

Stone & Chalk is the largest dedicated start up and scaleup innovation community in Australia with hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

New Venture Institute (NVI) provides a range of programs and services to a vibrant community of start-ups and businesses in six focus sectors

Moonshots attracts start-ups with great business plans to build globally scalable investable businesses.

ThincLab has a global footprint with five locations, and has been supporting early stage and scaling entrepreneurs across all industry sectors

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) has a specially curated program, created for those choosing the ICC as a service provider for their Entrepreneur visa. The ICC has a track record of supporting both deep-tech as well as start-ups in software, the space, hi-tech and social enterprise categories.


Priority growth sectors of South Australia

  • Tourism.
  • International education.
  • Defence industry.
  • Food, wine and agribusiness.
  • Hi-Tech.
  • Health and medical industries.
  • Energy and mining.
  • Space industry.
  • Creative industries.

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