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Here at the SATC, we love our state and we love what we do. We want to bring visitors to South Australia to build a prosperous economy and share the love with the rest of Australia and the world. We search for undiscovered experiences, remarkable people and immersive products, and we tenaciously seek the best.

The Senior Legal Advisor is primarily responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts for the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) in consultation with SATC staff members. The provision of high-level advice; assisting with management of contracts; and evaluation and reporting in relation to SATC’s contracts are also key responsibilities of the position. 

Tertiary qualifications in contract law, commercial law or legal discipline are essential, as is a South Australian practicing certificate or ability to obtain one.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and monitoring SATC’s contracts in consultation with other SATC staff members.
  • Provide timely and accurate legal and contractual advice to SATC staff where required.
  • Work closely and proactively engage with SATC contract managers to ensure that regular monitoring and reporting on service provider delivery and compliance with contract criteria is adhered to, including quality of service delivery and financial accountability in line with contract and legislative requirements.
  • Assist with contract management in consultation with SATC staff members, including assisting SATC staff with ensuring that services are being delivered in the manner and to the standard required by the SATC.
  • Provide relevant reports on contract management, compliance and performance.
  • Ensure compliance with the Auditor General and SATC audit requirements.
  • Identify areas of contractual or legal risk and work with business units to identify practical solutions, escalating issues if required.

The role will be offered as a three (3) year contract and subject to six (6) months’ probation and participation in regular performance reviews. 

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role, and candidates with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to HR on 8463 4513.

A position description can be downloaded here.

Applications consisting of a resume and a cover letter of not more than 2 pages are to be directed to Conor Wilson at the South Australian Tourism Commission via

Applications close: 9am, Wednesday, 21 July 2021

What we do

Here at the South Australian Tourism Commission, we do things a little differently. 

South Australia is our passion – a place where we win hearts, grow futures and change minds. 

We work as a team to share the very best of our Great State across our country, and the world – to deliver outstanding results for the tourism industry. 

We are a government agency responsible for leading and growing South Australia’s visitor economy. Achieving our goals is made possible thanks to the passionate and curious team of people who work here. The majority of our team is based in Adelaide – however, we have experts based around the world who help promote South Australia as a leading tourism destination internationally.

To find out more, see our purpose and mission. You can learn more about our business groups, including Events South Australia, Marketing, and Destination Development.



Rich in diversity, with a wide range of roles, responsibilities and clients, the South Australian Government employs more than 100,000 South Australians, making it the largest employer in the state. Visit for more information and to view jobs across the SA public sector.






Find out more about our values and what it’s like to work at the SATC.

We thrive on taking risks and enjoy stepping outside our comfort zone.

We embrace ambiguity and fail fast to learn. We’re confident, brave and always back ourselves to deliver what we say we will.

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WOMADelaide 2018, Botanic Park, Adelaide Image Credit: Grant Hancock

We never settle for simply scratching the surface. We’re hungry for knowledge, fresh ideas and innovations.

We’re innately curious at heart.

We ask the right questions to get the right outcomes and go the extra mile to deliver them.

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Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges & Outback Image Credit: Callum Jackson

We have a passion for excellence and exceeding expectations.

We all want South Australia to be the very best it can be and work with dedication, spirit and intensity to achieve our goals.

We care for those around us and actively energise and support one another.

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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula Image Credit: Jem Cresswell

We believe there’s nothing we can’t do as a team.

Relentlessly positive and always confident and resourceful in the face of challenges, we have bold aspirations and go after them with optimism, tenacity and purpose.

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Port Noarlunga, Fleurieu Peninsula Image Credit: Luke Greaves

Why choose us?


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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail


Tourism currently employs 40,400 South Australians and is a priority growth sector under the State Government's Growth State plan. Working for us gives you the opportunity to contribute towards and have a leading impact on the growth and prosperity of the state.

A wide range of employee benefits are also available including:

    • Chance to volunteer and participate in SATC events like the internationally renowned Santos Tour Down Under
    • Opportunity to join a fun and active social club
    • Professional development and study assistance
    • Access to a free and confidential employee assistance program
    • Annual flu vaccinations
    • Casual Fridays (with a gold coin donation towards a nominated charity).






We seek people whose skills, knowledge and experience will enable the success of our goals as well as people who thrive working as part of a team and who share our love of South Australia.

Our position descriptions are carefully considered and the essential and desirable criteria outline what we are looking for from a candidate. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of how well they fulfil the criteria: you must provide examples to demonstrate your ability to meet these in your application. Pay close attention to what is requested from applications in the job advertisement - some will require more detail than others.

We provide detailed position descriptions to give candidates a clear indication of the role, however a contact name is also listed if you require additional information prior to applying.

We ask that applications are received either as .doc, .dox or .pdf files. We don’t have any requirements regarding the layout of your application; you should choose a layout which best showcases your suitability for the role and most importantly addresses the criteria listed in the position description.

Given we usually receive a very high response rate to our vacancies, we do ask that:

  • Covering letters are kept to a maximum of two pages
  • CVs are kept to a maximum of four pages 

It is important to ensure your application is received before the closing date and is sent to the contact/address listed on the job advert.

Applications sent directly to the inbox will receive an automatic acknowledgment when received, however due to the large number of applications received only those applicants short listed by the Selection Panel for an interview will be contacted further.

Student placements


We recognise the importance of developing emerging talent and supporting the next generation of tourism professionals from South Australia. We work with local higher education providers to offer placements to students currently enrolled in courses related to tourism, marketing and events.  

Due to the high demand for these opportunities, we are unable to provide student placements beyond those coordinated with education providers. There are other ways to gain experience in the tourism industry such as volunteering at the many events we run. Click here to find out more.


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Kangaluna Camp, Eyre Peninsula




Read stories from some of our previous placement students.

Name: Amy Hobbs

Qualification: Bachelor Degree in International Tourism from Flinders University

Year of Graduation: 2018

Activities while studying: I tried to be actively involved in any opportunity that arose to gain as much experience as possible, as well as to meet people in the tourism industry. I volunteered for several events, started working for Intercruises doing check-ins for cruise arrivals at the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal and chose topics that would allow me to get out in the field. I took research studies around SA and in Cambodia and travelled to Kangaroo Island to partake in the cruise ship ‘Meet & Greet Program’ with the South Australian Tourism Commission. I still worked part time in aged-care and had time for my hobbies (as well as moving over to Canada on student exchange), but university is the perfect time to set yourself up for success. All these opportunities led me to where I am today.

Current position: Destination Development Group Assistant

Unit / Department: Destination Development

Length of time with the SATC:
 I have been working for the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) since May 2018.

A day in the life of: The fun aspect of my role is that every day brings something different. My main role is to provide administration and project support to the Destination Development team and the Executive Director, Destination Development. I coordinate all government communications including Parliamentary Briefing Notes and Estimates Briefing Notes, book regional and domestic travel for the team and any other admin support that the team needs. I also give project support to the team, which can differ every week to every month. I helped support and facilitate the World Routes 2019 development forum, and I work closely with the Manager, Product & Cruise Development on cruise related tasks. These include tracking the scheduled cruise ship arrivals and shore tour uptake for each ship as they come in to any of our four ports, work with contractors throughout the season to manage the ‘Meet & Greet Program’, assist with the booking and hosting of familiarisations, and assist with any other admin/project support that arises throughout the cruise season. No day is ever the same as the last, which keeps things exciting.

How position was won: I took my student placement at the South Australian Tourism Commission as I knew I was passionate about destination marketing and about the cruise sector. As I couldn’t quite decide, I did a split placement with both the Destination Development and Marketing teams. In my final few weeks of placement, a position was vacant for admin and project support in the Destination Development team. It was a mixture of good timing and hard work and determination while on my placement which allowed me to win the position that I am currently in. I ensured that I made the most of my placement and built relationships with both teams I was working with and the wider agency. It’s so important to work hard, build relationships and show initiative when you are on placement, as you never know what may arise from the opportunity.

Employment Pathway: Throughout my degree, I had volunteered with the SATC and worked in the cruise industry – which ultimately led me to want to undertake my student placement here at the SATC. My placement then led to employment, which was my goal.

Career Goal: As mentioned, my career goal was to work for the SATC – which I managed to achieve before even graduating. I would ideally love to work more closely in the development of the cruise industry here in South Australia, and possibly progress on a more national scale. The great thing about the SATC is there are always opportunities to grow and develop your skills and interests.

Plan to reach career goal: I will continue to work hard and build relationships in my current role. I love what I am currently doing and it has opened my eyes to the wider tourism industry, especially in the cruise sector. It’s also important to have an open mind to new opportunities and communicate with your manager about your future goals, and what personal development may assist with reaching these goals.

Career tips for current students:

  • Make sure you arrange your placement with a company that will be worthwhile and is in the sector you hope to get into. You want as much hands-on experience as possible and you never know what opportunities may arise from your placement.
  • Research your placement provider prior to meeting with them or starting. They will be very impressed if you have done your research!
  • You want to make a good impression on placement – work as hard as you can and be open about your skills and passion. If you’re not sure about what area you want to get into, that’s okay too! Split placements are perfect for this as you can see different departments and how they work and you can then determine what suits you best.
  • Build relationships – it’s so important to network and get your name and face out there. You may be referred for positions if they become vacant and suit your skill set!
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Amy Hobbs