Adelaide BioMed City

The South Australian Government is overseeing the construction of the A$3.6 billion Adelaide BioMed City - one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the CBD, it brings together research, education, clinical care and business development.

Royal Adelaide Hospital

One of the largest and most advanced hospitals in the world, the new RAH will provide tertiary-level care and statewide services to patients, and will feature:


With state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) has attracted hundreds of researchers, practicing and producing world-leading medical and technological innovation, and nurturing a new generation of scientists, researchers and educators.

SAHMRI also houses a cyclotron producing radioisotopes and manages a world-class large animal research facility, available for preclinical testing.


Housing 500 researchers over 12 levels, it is set to become the site of Australia’s first proton therapy unit, delivering cancer-destroying protons to the tumour site of otherwise inoperable cancers, without affecting healthy tissues.

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building will support medicine, nursing and dentistry students as well as around 400 health sciences researchers.

Opening in 2017, the facility will continue to build on the 130-year partnership between the University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

University of South Australia

University of South Australia’s Health Innovation Building will house the Centre for Cancer Biology, an alliance between the university and SA Pathology, developing links between the UniSA community and up to 250 of Australia’s top researchers who are working to develop a more in-depth understanding of cancer and health issues.

The Centre has a specific focus on fundamental research that is relevant to many types of cancer, as well as the research of blood-related cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma.

The new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is Adelaide’s leading provider of specialist care for children and is the state’s largest maternity and obstetric service. The new Women’s and Children’s and Hospital will give women, children and babies access to the most advanced acute care. Collocating with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will support more complex obstetric and paediatric services for patients who need access to a wider range of specialist clinicians, with adult emergency specialist support and intensive care on hand when needed.


TechInSA offers business incubation, advice on marketing and business development, and export assistance to technology companies, while also providing:

Adelaide Convention Centre

The multi-billion dollar Riverbank Precinct includes an expanded Adelaide Convention Centre, redeveloped Adelaide Oval, Festival Centre, Casino, and the new world-leading Adelaide BioMed City life sciences cluster, all interconnected by walkways and a river footbridge.

Adelaide has one of the fastest airport to city transfers anywhere in the world (just 10 minutes) with regular direct international and domestic flights. Adelaide ranks as the most affordable capital in Australia as well as being undoubtedly the most walkable, meaning that delegates and organisers will enjoy exceptional ease and value during their event.

Tonsley Innovation District

Tonsley combines university-led research and development with vocational training and advanced manufacturing premises for companies, with an emphasis on biomedical devices, sustainable energy and clean technology.

A 61 hectare former automobile manufacturing site, Tonsley is being transformed into the ideal location for hi-tech development and manufacturing. Tonsley is great for startups, SMEs and global companies taking advantage of Adelaide.

Cell therapy manufacturing

The Cell Therapy Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CTMCRC), headquartered at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus, develops cell therapy manufacturing techniques to be rapidly translated to commercial scales. Its purpose-built clean room facilities are vital infrastructure for developing a cell manufacturing hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

Technology Park Adelaide

Adjacent to the CTMCRC is Technology Park Adelaide, an established hub of defence and aerospace, advanced electronics and information communication technology companies, anchored by global companies Optus, Kongsberg Protech Systems, Saab Technologies Australia and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia. Technology Park is home to more than 85 companies.

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Health Industries South Australia is the South Australian Government agency helping health and life sciences companies invest in Adelaide.