2016

Peter Sagan

Tour de force Peter Sagan arrives in SA

December 28, 2016

The biggest name in world cycling and a huge drawcard for the upcoming Santos Tour Down Under (TDU), Peter Sagan, has touched down in Adelaide.

TDU

South Australia gears up for Santos Festival of Cycling

December 24, 2016

With just three weeks until the streets of South Australia are in the international spotlight for the Santos Tour Down Under, preparations are underway to welcome thousands of visitors.

TDU

Count down is on to Santos Tour Down Under

December 22, 2016

Preparations for January’s Santos Tour Down Under are underway, with construction of the Adelaide City Council Tour Village starting today.

NVS

South Australia’s visitor economy now worth $6.2 billion

December 21, 2016

The value of tourism in South Australia continues to reach record highs with latest figures showing it is now worth $6.2 billion.

Birds of Tokyo

Birds of Tokyo and DJ Havana Brown headline Santos Tour Down Under Concerts

December 15, 2016

Birds of Tokyo and DJ Havana Brown will kick start celebrations at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under with free live performances.

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines inaugural flight lands in Adelaide

December 13, 2016

The inaugural flight of the world’s third largest carrier – China Southern Airlines – lands at Adelaide Airport this morning, heralding a massive boost to the State’s visitor economy.

Ovation of the Seas

Largest cruise ship in Australian waters sails into Adelaide

December 11, 2016

The world’s fourth biggest cruise ship, and the largest to ever sail into Australia – the Ovation of the Seas – has arrived in South Australia.

IVS September 2016

Record number of international visitors as SA prepares for China Southern flight

December 07, 2016

South Australia has attracted a record number of international visitors and they are spending more than ever, data released today shows.

Santos Womens Tour

Santos Women’s Tour race routes set for global challenge

December 01, 2016

A challenging race route across four stages has been set to test the best women in cycling who will be travelling from all corners of the globe to compete in the 2017 Santos Women’s Tour.

Scouts

National Scout Jamboree to pump $15 million into State’s visitor economy

December 01, 2016

South Australia has secured another mass participation event, with thousands of Scouts, leaders and their parents meeting here for the 25th National Scout Jamboree.

Socceroos

Socceroos return to Adelaide for World Cup qualifier

November 29, 2016

In a huge coup for South Australia, the Socceroos will take on Saudi Arabia in a crucial clash at Adelaide Oval as part of their quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Esteban Chaves

All smiles as Esteban Chaves confirms TDU start

November 24, 2016

Australian pro cycling team ORICA-BikeExchange has confirmed Esteban Chaves - the Colombian loved for his trademark grin - will join the peloton at the Santos Tour Down Under for the first time.

Nick Percat

Clipsal 500 Adelaide driving learning through 2017 Schools Day program

November 21, 2016

With little more than 100 days left until Clipsal 500 Adelaide, students and teachers from across the state are being encouraged to get out of the classroom to enjoy the educational benefits offered by the event.

Adelaide Oval

Sydney Roosters to play at Adelaide Oval in 2017

November 20, 2016

One of Australia’s most iconic and best-known rugby league clubs – the Sydney Roosters – will play a home game against the Melbourne Storm at Adelaide Oval during the 2017 NRL season.

Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Start your engines for the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

November 16, 2016

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival - featuring Formula 1 Grand Prix cars, historic touring vehicles and classic motorbikes – roars into town from tomorrow.

Credit Union Christmas Pageant

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Pageant comes to town

November 11, 2016

The streets of Adelaide will signal the arrival of Christmas, as the Credit Union Christmas Pageant spreads festive cheer throughout the city tomorrow.

Handpicked Festival

Iconic Australian bands amongst the vines at Handpicked Festival

November 11, 2016

A feast of some of Australia’s finest musicians will be on offer at this weekend’s Handpicked Festival – including The Veronicas, British India and Killing Heidi.

cruise ship

Sun Princess, ahoy! South Australia’s cruise season kicks off

November 09, 2016

The Sun Princess has sailed into Adelaide, flagging the beginning of what is expected to be another record-breaking cruise season.

world tennis challenge

Kyrgios, Berdych, Ivanisevic join Bryan brothers at WTC

November 07, 2016

Two of the hottest players on tour, Nick Kyrgios and Tomas Berdych, plus tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic are confirmed to star at this summer’s World Tennis Challenge from 10 to 12 January 2017 at Memorial Drive, Adelaide.

Special Olympics

Adelaide to host Special Olympics Australia 11th National Games

October 27, 2016

Adelaide has been named the next host city for Special Olympics Australia’s prestigious 11th National Games, from Monday 16 to Friday 20 April 2018.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Adrenalin charged Clipsal 500 Adelaide event bigger and better than ever

October 27, 2016

Clipsal 500 Adelaide has officially launched its 2017 line up, unveiling a new television advertising campaign to introduce event icon, the ‘Motorbeast’.

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet ranks South Australia in Top 5 Regions In The World

October 26, 2016

South Australia has been named one of the five best regions in the world in a major endorsement by internationally-renowned travel guide Lonely Planet.

Man v Machine

Adelaide secures biggest bout in nation’s history – Mundine Vs Green II

October 25, 2016

Australia’s biggest boxing rivals - Anthony Mundine and Danny Green - will fight it out at Adelaide Oval early next year, with the two world champions facing off for the first time in 10 years.

Routes

State’s biggest conference flies into Adelaide – boosting our visitor economy by $20m

October 24, 2016

Adelaide will host the biggest conference ever to be held in South Australia - having won the rights for the world’s largest aviation trade business event.

Enduro-X

World exclusive Enduro-X to debut at Clipsal 500 Adelaide

October 23, 2016

In a world-first, next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide will have a hybrid Enduro-X and Supercross track – making it one of the toughest courses riders have battled.

Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods, one of Australia’s titans of live music, to unleash a special home performance at Clipsal 500 Adelaide 2017

October 20, 2016

The biggest success story in Australian hip hop, Hilltop Hoods, will return to their Adelaide stomping ground on 3 March 2017, headlining the Friday night concert line up at Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Coco Rocha

Adelaide Fashion Festival starts today – supermodel Coco Rocha on board

October 19, 2016

Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide kicks off today with 20 fashion-oriented events held over five days including 10 designer runways.

Bay Sheffield Media Call

Bay Sheffield paving the way for women in sport

October 10, 2016

South Australia’s annual sprint-race, the Bay Sheffield, will celebrate 130 years with a boost of State Government funding – seeing an increase in the women’s prize pool to the equivalent of their male counterparts.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Clipsal 500 Adelaide returns to roots to accelerate 2017 race format

October 09, 2016

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide will return to its original two-race format next year, creating a more competitive and adrenaline-filled environment for drivers and motorsport fans.

Credit Union Christmas Pageant

‘A World of Magic and Wonder’ at this year’s Credit Union Christmas Pageant

October 06, 2016

Christmas has come early with the official launch of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant today.

Cruise Ship in Adelaide

Cruise ship boom continues in South Australia

October 06, 2016

New figures show last season’s cruise ship industry injected a record-breaking $26.9 million into the State’s visitor economy– up $10.8 million from the previous year.

Alert SA

Updated advice for travellers

September 30, 2016

With the long weekend around the corner please stay up to date on South Australia's weather conditions.

Nick Percat

Huge exposure for SA as Nick Percat races in State branded Supercar

September 29, 2016

Millions of eyes will be focused on South Australia as home-grown legend Nick Percat races around the Mount Panorama circuit at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Bay to Birdwood

More than 80,000 spectators to enjoy Bay to Birdwood

September 23, 2016

A convoy of more than 1200 classic motor vehicles will take to the roads this weekend for South Australia’s annual Bay to Birdwood.

Fireworks

Best of the best – SA awarded Best Event State for the second year in a row

September 22, 2016

South Australia has triumphed at the Australian Events Awards - taking out the prestigious title of Best Event State or Territory for the second year in a row.

2KW

SA reaping rewards from record $5.95 billion visitor economy.

September 14, 2016

South Australia’s visitor economy has reached an all-time high of $5.95 billion as our State continues to attract a record number of interstate and international visitors.

Simona De Silvestro

Simona De Silvestro signs with Supercars for Clipsal 500 Adelaide

September 06, 2016

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide will have its first full-time female driver at next year’s event, with world-class Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro joining the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Peter Sagan

World Champion Peter Sagan to race in the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

September 03, 2016

Cycling superstar Peter Sagan has confirmed he will race in the Santos Tour Down Under with his new team, Bora-Hansgrohe.

Australian Diamonds

Adelaide welcomes first Australian game of new international netball series

August 31, 2016

Australia’s top netball stars will take on England when Adelaide hosts the first Australian match of the inaugural international Netball Quad Series tonight.

Australian International Three Day Event

Excitement mounts for Australian International Three Day Event

August 25, 2016

In the wake of the Rio Olympics, Australia’s biggest equestrian competition – the Australian International Three Day Event – has added three new drawcards.

Hunters & Collectors

Hunters & Collectors Reunite for Clipsal 500 Adelaide Saturday Concert

August 24, 2016

Aussie rock band, Hunters & Collectors will reform for a one-off Australian performance in Adelaide next year at the 2017 Clipsal 500.

Barossa Food and Wine

Thousands to enjoy fine wine and dining at Barossa Gourmet Weekend

August 19, 2016

More than 15,000 people will enjoy some of the State’s best food and wine at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend from September 2 – 4.

Adelaide Fashion Festival 2016

World-renowned local designer returns for Adelaide Fashion Festival

August 09, 2016

Victoria Square will be the new home of this year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival, with high profile couture label Paolo Sebastian once again included in the stellar line up.

Regional events and festivals

More funding for events in SA to boost the visitor economy across our regions

August 08, 2016

Thirty-two South Australian events and festivals will share in grants totalling more than $390,000 so they can attract more visitors and boost the State’s visitor economy.

Adelaide Oval

Huge win for SA – international cricket double-header at Adelaide Oval

August 08, 2016

In a huge win for South Australia, Adelaide Oval will play host to two additional international matches next cricket season.

Adelaide

New global tourism campaign - boosting SA’s visitor economy

August 04, 2016

The State Government has launched a global tourism campaign in order to keep growing our record visitor economy.

4000 New Tourism Jobs

4000 new tourism jobs created in South Australia

August 02, 2016

Tourism is South Australia’s super-growth area with more than 4000 new jobs created in the past two years, independent data shows.

China Southern Airlines Agreement

Adelaide to land direct flights with mainland China

July 26, 2016

The State Government says it has reached an in principle deal with China Southern Airlines for direct flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou, to begin as early as December this year.

Winter Reds Weekend 2015

Warm up with Winter Reds in the Adelaide Hills

July 19, 2016

Adelaide Hills Wine is encouraging you to ‘fire up your winter soul’ at its Winter Reds event, showcasing the region’s best premium food, wine and local attractions from 29 - 31 July.

Credit Union Christmas Pageant

Credit Unions continue Pageant sponsorship

July 11, 2016

The People’s Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union will extend their naming rights sponsorship of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant for the next three years.

Santos Tour Down Under

Race Routes Revealed for the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

July 11, 2016

The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under race routes have been unveiled today at the event’s official launch.

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival

Local producers, music on show at Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

July 06, 2016

Local food, music, beer and cider will be showcased at the Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival, to be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds from July 8 -10.

OzHarvest

OzHarvest partners with Clipsal 500 Adelaide for 2017 event

June 23, 2016

OzHarvest SA has been appointed as the official charity for the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

NVS

South Australia’s visitor economy hits more than $5.7 billion – highest level on record

June 15, 2016

South Australia’s visitor economy has hit a record high $5.73 billion –with the state closing in on its target of $8 billion by 2020.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Clipsal 500 records most successful V8 supercar race ever

June 08, 2016

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide continues to be the most successful V8 supercar race in Australia, with this year’s event recording its highest economic impact of $65.6 million.

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

World Solar Challenge 2017 dates announced

June 05, 2016

Entries for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge – held from 8-15 October – open today.

2016 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Golf

Lydia Ko returns to Adelaide for Australian Golf Open in 2017

June 02, 2016

World Number One Lydia Ko will be returning to Adelaide for the Women’s Australian Golf Open next year.

Adelaide

International visitors spending more in SA than ever before

June 01, 2016

A 40 per cent increase in spending in the past year has seen international visitors inject a record $954 million into South Australia's visitor economy according to new figures out today.

Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide secures business events as Convention Centre redevelopment progresses

May 30, 2016

Adelaide has won the rights to host several major conventions as the next milestone in the $397 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Convention Centre is completed.

2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival

South Australian designer showcase in South East Asia

May 30, 2016

Three Adelaide Fashion Festival designers will showcase their work in Jakarta today before touring manufacturing and textile facilities in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Sea Princess

Record number of cruise ships to visit South Australia

May 19, 2016

South Australia will welcome 52 cruise ships to our ports next season – exceeding the State Government’s 2020 target three years early.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways lands in Adelaide

May 03, 2016

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to South Australia – using the world’s most modern aircraft – will land at Adelaide Airport this afternoon.

Tasting Australia 2016

Tastes of SA in Adelaide’s CBD

May 02, 2016

Office workers in Adelaide’s CBD will have the chance to taste the best produce from around South Australia this week, as part of Tasting Australia 2016.

Tasting Australia 2016

Thousands of food lovers and soccer fans enjoy Tasting Australia

May 01, 2016

Food-lovers from across the globe – as well as local and interstate soccer fans – are expected to descend on Victoria Square today to experience Tasting Australia.

Tour Down Under and Tour of Yorkshire

Tour of Yorkshire and Santos Tour Down Under ride together

April 29, 2016

The Santos Tour Down Under and Tour of Yorkshire have formalised a partnership which will ensure both events promote each other to a global audience.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend more fun over four days

April 28, 2016

The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend now includes an extra day so visitors have more time to enjoy the region’s world-class wine and beer.

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival 2016 Program Launch

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival celebrates 25 years of talent

April 28, 2016

The annual Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival celebrates its 25th event this year, with four days of celebrations starting from May 19.

FloatFest

FloatFest Guinness World Record Attempt

April 28, 2016

A bid to break a Guinness World Record of more than 3000 canoes or kayaks on the water at the same time will take place at this weekend’s FloatFest in Mannum.

Adelaide Oval

More flights into Adelaide as ticket sales reach 43,000 for A-League Grand Final

April 27, 2016

Flights into Adelaide are being increased in the lead up to this weekend as thousands of visitors arrive for Sunday’s Grand Final between Adelaide United FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

Chris Kontos

Designer Chris Kontos appointed Creative Director of Adelaide Fashion Festival

April 22, 2016

The Adelaide Fashion Festival is pleased to announce South Australian fashion identity Chris Kontos as its Creative Director in 2016.

Netball

Adelaide to host 2016 International Netball Series game

April 19, 2016

Adelaide has added another major sporting event to its calendar with the 2016 International Netball Series test match starting here in August.

TDU

Record visitor economy results - 2016 Santos Tour Down Under

April 15, 2016

The 2016 Santos Tour Down Under injected a record $49.6 million into the state’s visitor economy and created 613 full-time jobs, data released today has revealed.

Adelaide

Direct flights to mainland China a step closer

April 10, 2016

The State Government has signed an agreement with China Southern Airlines to promote tourism between South Australia and China, paving the way for direct passenger services between Adelaide and Guangzhou.

Club Crew Championships

SA celebrates another mass event with Club Crew Championships

April 01, 2016

More than 6000 people from around the world will inject more than $4 million into the State’s visitor economy this week.

Socceroos

Adelaide ready to host Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier

March 21, 2016

The Caltex Socceroos have touched down in Adelaide ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifying match versus Tajikistan at Adelaide Oval this Thursday.

WOMADelaide 2016

Huge exposure for SA as we celebrate record results

March 16, 2016

As the nation’s eyes have been firmly focused on South Australia during Mad March, new results show interstate visitors to our state are at an all-time high.

Tasting Australia Media Call

Freshly baked program for bigger than ever Tasting Australia

March 15, 2016

After a massive WOMADelaide, Adelaide Cup, Fringe and Festival crowds the ovens and grills are warming up for Tasting Australia.

Matt Orlando

Culinary icon to cook up a storm at Tasting Australia

March 04, 2016

One of the most highly regarded chefs in the world, Matt Orlando, is the latest addition to the stellar line up at this year’s Tasting Australia festival.

Rundle Street

SA flying high – record number of international visitors

March 02, 2016

As South Australia promotes itself on the world stage with a new campaign to coincide with Qatar Airways flying directly to Adelaide, new data has revealed our international visitor numbers are at a record high.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Slice of the action – SA prepares for Clipsal 500 Adelaide

February 22, 2016

As the world’s best golfers prepare to leave Adelaide, racing fans are being urged to get a slice of the upcoming Clipsal 500 Adelaide action.

Nature-Based Tourism

Tourism strategy on track to create 1000 new jobs

February 20, 2016

The State Government has released a nature-based tourism strategy which aims to inject $350 million a year into the state’s economy and create 1000 new jobs by 2020.

Kangaroo Island

Development authorisation for Kangaroo Island Golf Resort

February 19, 2016

Development authorisation has been granted for an international golf course and resort on the south-east coast of Kangaroo Island.

Barossa Vintage Festival

Funding to help attract more visitors to our regions

February 18, 2016

The State Government is offering financial support to event organisers to help them attract more interstate and international visitors.

Naracoorte Caves

$1 million funding boost for SA tourism infrastructure

February 17, 2016

South Australian tourism projects will receive a $1 million funding boost in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme (TDDI).

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship

Queen Elizabeth cruises into South Australia

February 15, 2016

The Queen Elizabeth will make her first visit to Adelaide tomorrow – and will be the 20th cruise ship to visit South Australia so far this season.

Adelaide Fringe Festival

East Coast targeted during Mad March

February 13, 2016

A new interstate advertising campaign has been launched to attract even more visitors to South Australia during Mad March.

The Project Cast

The Project – broadcast live from Adelaide in Mad March

February 09, 2016

The Project will be broadcast live around Australia from Adelaide for a week during Mad March, Tourism Minister Leon Bignell has confirmed.

Crush Festival

Adelaide Hills’ Crush festival – a cool celebration of food and wine

January 22, 2016

The Adelaide Hills is an ideal place to keep cool this weekend with the annual Crush food and wine festival starting today.

TDU

Jens helps pump up Bupa riders - part of TDU funding boost

January 21, 2016

Santos Tour Down Under Ambassador Jens Voigt – renowned for his phrase “shut up legs, please shut up and do what I tell you” – will tonight help motivate riders taking part in the Bupa Challenge Tour tomorrow.

TDU Peloton

Santos Tour Down Under split feed a win for international viewers

January 20, 2016

South Australia will be shown off more than ever before to international and interstate viewers watching today’s Santos Tour Down Under action - thanks to a split broadcast feed.

TDU Peloton

Off and racing on Hostworks Stage 1 from Prospect to Lyndoch

January 19, 2016

After a year of waiting, the world’s best cyclists will once again hit the streets of Adelaide in the biggest bike race outside of Europe.

Santos Womens Tour

Cycling action with Santos Women’s Tour and Norton Summit Trial today

January 18, 2016

Women’s cycling, a new participation event and the popular Prospect street party will provide plenty of options for Santos Tour Down Under fans today.

Caleb Ewan Wins

Cycling action in Adelaide’s East End

January 17, 2016

Adelaide’s East End will come alive with the exhilarating People’s Choice Classic tonight as the curtain raiser of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under.

TDU Village

2016 Santos Tour Down Under celebrations start today

January 16, 2016

There are more opportunities to participate in the Santos Tour Down Under’s Festival of Cycling than ever before bringing the UCI WorldTour event even closer to the public in 2016.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Gear up for a sizzling summer of sport in South Australia

January 12, 2016

South Australia’s summer of sport is heating up with major events and world-class competition expected to inject more than $120 million into the state’s visitor economy.

Santos Womens Tour 2015

World’s top riders in 17 teams to contest Santos Women’s Tour

January 09, 2016

A strong field of professional women cyclists will launch the 2016 Santos Women’s Tour with 17 teams featuring seven of the world’s top ranked 50 riders.

Adelaide Convention Centre

$340m for local contractors as Convention Centre reaches new heights

January 05, 2016

The state’s building and construction industry – along with our visitor economy – is reaping the rewards of Adelaide’s booming Riverbank precinct.

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