Department of Treasury and Finance

Unsolicited Proposals


What is an Unsolicited Proposal?

When a business or not-for-profit organisation approaches the government with a proposal that hasn't formally been requested, it’s known as an unsolicited proposal.

The Government of South Australia welcomes unsolicited proposals from the community. We know we don’t have all the ideas and we want to work with the private sector to identify new and innovative ways to drive our state’s development.

Unsolicited proposals can cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • the delivery of services to or on behalf of government
  • the provision of infrastructure
  • access to government assets
  • requests for government support (financial, regulatory or other) to undertake an activity

To ensure the government’s assessment process is transparent and protects the intellectual property rights of applicants, a set of Guidelines for the Assessment of Unsolicited Proposals has been developed.

Learn more about the assessment process, including how to submit an unsolicited proposal .

Unsolicited proposals currently being assessed

ProjectProponentLocation Assessment status
Granite Island marine tourism ventureOceanic Victor Pty Ltd Granite Island Complete
Martindale Hall Tourism Venture Martindale Hall Partnership Clare Valley DEWNR leading assessment
Craft Distillery/MicrobreweryBickfords Australia Kingscote Wharf Precinct DEWNR leading Stage Two assessment
Detonator Manufacturing Facility Australian Explosive Technologies Leigh Cree DSD leading Stage Two assessment
APY Lands Solar Storage Co-Gen Project Unity Property & Power Pty Ltd APY Lands DSD leading Stage Two assessment


Unsolicited Proposals team

Department of Treasury and Finance

Telephone: (08) 8429 0586



+61 8 8226 9500