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There has never been a better time to establish your space business in NSW.

Space to grow

The global space economy has grown to an estimated value exceeding $800 billion (AUD), with unprecedented levels of investment and spending by businesses, investors, and governments worldwide. NSW is best placed economically, politically and geographically, to maximise the benefits to business from this new space era.

Tap into a collaborative and growing local space sector

The NSW Government supports the growing NSW space ecosystem through four key initiatives. 

Offering physical space, resources, mentoring, and connections for emerging space ventures and researchers in Australia.
Launching Australia’s 1st ride-share satellite.
Supporting industry and research collaboration to solve valuable industry problems via the commercialisation of space-related technologies.
Enhancing space industry capability through collaboration between the NSW Government and universities.

Save space for Sydney - IAC 2025

Join us in Sydney for the 76th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)External Link, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)’s premier global space event from 29 September to 3 October 2025.

The 76th IAC 2025 is hosted by Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) and proudly co-hosted by Investment NSW alongside the Australian Space Agency.

This event presents a generational opportunity to showcase our space industry on the global stage and the importance of space-enabled services to the Australian way of life.

Our capabilities

From start-ups and SMEs through to established businesses and primes, NSW has the broadest and deepest range of space capabilities in Australia, including: 

Our sponsorships

The NSW Government provides additional support to the space industry in NSW through a diverse array of sponsorships, all of which contribute to the sector's continued development within NSW and across Australia. These include:

An annual space event featuring the Australian Space Summit, a two-day industry exhibition, and the Australian Space Awards, an official black-tie ceremony recognising the achievements of the Australian space industry.
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A challenge program that brings together technical experts from diverse backgrounds to address pressing real-world issues using space-enabled technology and capabilities.
Australia’s first university-based rocketry team, the USYD Rocketry Team is a multi-award-winning student rocketry team from the University of Sydney that designs, builds and tests experimental sounding rockets.
The national peak body for the Australian space industry.
An annual space industry event aimed at deepening understanding of the complexities of the space industry, with each iteration focusing on a different theme or “horizon”.
A sponsored space education program for 32 NSW schools designed to engage students in STEM learning and promote awareness of opportunities in the space industry.

Supporting your move to NSW

Investment NSW can connect you with a range of services and incentives available to businesses looking to grow.

Guidance: grants, rebates, programs and incentives

Investment NSW offers bespoke services to businesses looking to build a presence within NSW.

The team at Investment NSW provides tailored advice on grants, rebates, programs and other incentives your business may be eligible for.

Location: site identification, familiarisation and development

Whether you need a high-tech lab, an advanced manufacturing facility connected to a university or a greenfield site in regional NSW, we can assist.

We can work with you to establish a presence in a precinct or collaboration area suited to your needs.

We provide services to help you find the right accommodation:

  • determining the type of accommodation to best meet your businesses requirements
  • advice and support regarding opportunities available on Government land (both long and short term)
  • support navigating the planning process
Market insights

We can provide tailored information and data, including local market insights, on our focus areas.

Connections

We can introduce you to stakeholders who can support your growth objectives. This may include connecting you to:

  • corporate partners
  • business chambers
  • industry associations
  • technology precincts
  • research institutes
  • government agencies
Familiarisation visits

We offer curated introductions to help you identify local partners, distributors, industry stakeholders and service providers.

Asia-Pacific growth advice

Once you have established here, a wide range of services and programs are available to use NSW as a springboard into Asia and the world. We can help you identify opportunities to expand in the region.

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Visa and Skilled Migration support

Our Business & Skilled Migration Program is highly supportive of NSW’s growing tech industries and precincts. The program attracts new and emerging digital technology capabilities and skills, provides visa and migration advice to businesses, and nominates high potential migration candidates to live and work in NSW.

These initiatives have spurred the growth of digital technology businesses across the state and are available to all organisations considering investment opportunities in NSW.

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