An initiative of Veterans SA, Home Base SA is a valuable resource for Australian Defence Force members and their families who have been posted to or are considering transitioning to South Australia.

Welcome to South Australia, where perfect beaches, stunning wine regions and nature in abundance are all part of the package.

Explore Home Base SA and discover the South Australian lifestyle, career and study opportunities, education options and more!
With South Australia as your home base, you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, fantastic food, sport and cultural events and a wealth of travel experiences at your doorstep. Live life at your own pace or fill your spare time exploring the richness of our regions – from the white sands and rugged coastline of the Eyre Peninsula, to the stunning desert landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and leafy, rolling vistas of the Adelaide Hills.
Study at one of our internationally renowned tertiary institutions with world-class facilities, where you will be supported by like-minded individuals who will guide you on your post-service study journey.
Your options are endless as you build your civilian career in one of the many dynamic and innovative industries that South Australia has to offer. Our employers understand the value of service and the skills and experience that ADF members and their families can bring to the workforce.
Offering short commutes that benefit work-life balance, a supportive and family-friendly community and high-quality public and private school options, you can raise your family in one of the safest cities in the country, creating a way of life that suits your family best.

South Australia has a lot to offer, let us show you around.

Live in SA

Enjoy short commutes, achieve work-life balance and be surrounded by great food, stunning regions and family-friendly experiences. This is the lifestyle that South Australians are lucky to enjoy.

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Raise your family in SA

South Australia offers a world-class education system providing quality education and internationally recognised qualifications through tertiary and vocational education pathways.

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Transition to SA

South Australia has the support and connections to help you settle in to a comfortable life post-service.

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Study in SA

With three world-class public universities to choose from, South Australia’s tertiary sector delivers a broad range of qualifications across diverse disciplines.

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Build a career in SA

South Australia has become an epicentre for innovation and collaboration, with job opportunities available across a range of dynamic industries and employers who value the skills gained through military service.

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News from South Australia

Check out the latest in how South Australia is helping current and former serving ADF members and their families.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout South Australia and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters, sky and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Home Base SA was developed by Veterans SA in response to feedback from the local ex-service community that there was a need for a central resource where current and former serving members and their families could access reliable information about living in South Australia and the services and supports available in our state.

The agency is committed to empowering current and former serving members to build a confident, forward-thinking community, whilst striving to achieve widespread awareness that veterans and their families are valuable, not vulnerable. The Home Base SA website has been developed not only as a useful resource for the current and former serving community, but also as a tool for employers, educators and the wider South Australian community to better understand the unique nature of service and the value that veterans and their families bring to the workplace and community.

The website has been developed in collaboration with the community to ensure that the information provided is helpful to both those within the veteran community and those who want to support those who have served and their families.

Veterans SA welcomes feedback on the Home Base SA website and will continue to develop the resource to meet the needs of the diverse and ever-changing ex-service community in South Australia.

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SA is where you want to be