Department of State Development
  • Iran

Tehran is the capital of Iran and the third-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East and has a youthful and highly educated population of 82.8 million.

The lifting of sanctions in 2015 means that Iran’s key sectors, such as oil and gas, automotive manufacturing, banking and insurance are now able to conduct business more freely and are attracting investment from abroad.

Iran possesses large reserves of oil and gas and derives a significant amount of revenue from this sector. 

Sector opportunities

Agribusiness and premium food

The export of premium South Australian agricultural produce, meat and dairy products present a number of opportunities.


Education represents opportunities to attract more students to South Australia and establish institutional partnerships for research collaboration.

Health care

Iran is currently investing USD $2 billion into the development of new health care enterprises, including the Industrial Pharmaceutical City which South Australian companies can invest in.


Mining, resources and energy

Iran boasts significant untapped mineral, base metal, oil and gas reserves and South Australia can export its services and expertise in this area.

Water management

Iran faces severe water management issues and is opening up to solutions from foreign companies for water and wastewater infrastructure, which offers promising opportunities for South Australia’s expertise in this sector.


Want to know more?

A dedicated team is on hand to support businesses looking to export to MENA.