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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.
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, including:

  • Grants, rebates, programs and incentives
  • Site identification and development
  • Market insight
  • Connections and introductions
  • Familiarisation visits
  • Asia-Pacific growth advice
  • Visa and Skilled Migration support.

Email our team at [email protected]External Link to find out more.

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