Visitors to Kangaroo Island are usually provoked into dreaming and scheming about how they might be able to live here permanently to share in the desirable lifestyle they see around them.

Both residential and business investments tempt with affordable markets, the opportunity to create an enviable lifestyle and the chance to invest in this sought-after region.

Kangaroo Island is a quick, 20-minute plane flight to Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia and with modern communications and high-speed internet, the Island’s reputation for isolation is almost being reduced to a figure of speech.  The opportunity for fly-in, fly-out or to work remotely is being taken up by an increasing number of people.

Kangaroo Island’s economy today builds on the ingenuity and determination of the island’s settlers and their descendants whose innovation in agricultural, horticultural and tourism industries were a matter of survival. Their self-reliance was demanded by the island’s geographical remoteness from markets.

Today’s islanders are engaged in production of premium products and services which are increasingly in demand internationally.

The region’s economic development opportunities are clearly laid out in the Kangaroo Island Plan (and associated documents) which guides future land use and development on Kangaroo Island.  It provides the framework for a sustainable economic future where future development activities retain economic benefits on the Island, balanced with the protection of the Island’s natural resources.

If you envisage yourself being part of a creative economic group which contributes towards the island’s economy, culture and reputation, then exciting investment opportunities exist in micro, small and large businesses in the areas of artisan food and wine, tourism or agriculture.