An opportunity of a lifetime awaits versatile, adaptable, adventurous and enterprising individuals and families in Country South Australia. Bush, coastal, outback.  Country SA offers you diverse lifestyle options.   

Country South Australia offers the perfect lifestyle with great opportunities in pristine, breathtaking environments.  Three in every 10 South Australians live in a country regional community and make a major contribution to South Australia’s identity, quality of life and prosperity. 

Country South Australia generates much of the State’s wealth, contributing more than $20 billion towards the economy and producing more than 50 percent of South Australia’s overseas exports. They produce food and drink, grow and fish our seafood, mine for riches and produce products that sell to the world.

Country areas are experiencing steady economic growth and work opportunities.  With high quality infrastructure, health and education systems, South Australia’s dynamic regions provide opportunity, embrace diversity, value lifestyle and offer real affordability.

To explore country South Australia and view key facts of visit our map.

With so many different  landscapes, climates and attractions, our country areas offer something for everyone.  From picturesque rolling hills and plains, majestic red dirt, rugged coastlines, expansive grassland and the might Murray River.

Regional cities include Mt Gambier in the State’s south east, Murray Bridge in the Murraylands, Renmark, Loxton and Berri in the Riverland, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla in the north and Ceduna in the far west. Additionally, there are a number of regional centres including Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, and Quorn. Many regional centres have available a wide range of education and health care facilities to meet the needs of the State’s country population.

Smaller towns have a special place in the hearts of their residents – intensive community spirit and pride make small town living an enjoyable experience.

Key industries in country South Australia include agriculture, horticulture, viniculture (wine), aquaculture and fishing, mining, health, education, engineering, transport, tourism and hospitality.

Download the Living Regional  fact sheet for more information about each of South Australia’s wonderful regional  locations.

  1. Affordable and quality housing. Average 3-bedroom house price:

    Source – realestate.com.au

    • Angaston: $335,000
    • Murray Bridge: $235,000
    • Mount Gambier: $230,000
    • Renmark: $170,000
    • Port Lincoln: $305,000
    • Whyalla: $301,000
  2. Strong community spirit. Regional communities often have strong and inclusive community clubs and organisations.  Smaller populations can lead to better opportunities for ‘getting involved’.  Regional communities have a high degree of respect for people that help out and get involved in community activities, events and sports.
  3. Beautiful landscapes
  4. Multicultural population

To hear first-hand from recently arrived migrants who settled in various areas in SA please view these video podcasts.

This is the joint initiative with Immigration SA and six Regional Development Australia (RDA).

Visitor and tourist information

The State’s tourism department provides a good overview of holiday options in South Australia’s regions.  Being a tourist is a good way to discover all of South Australia and identify if you would like to make of these wonderful destinations your home.

Visit southaustralia.com/regions  for regional holiday ideas and information.