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Economic 2 Support for Small Business

Thinking of starting a business?
Why not let us help you - contact us today:

Selma Barlow
Business Engagement Advisor
Ph 08 8408 1332


The City of Charles Sturt recognises that small business is the engine of the economy.

Small business in Charles Sturt can gain advice on starting a business from the Adelaide Business Hub.

Adelaide Business Hub

6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: 8440 2440 Fax: 8440 2401


Commercial Property in Charles Sturt

There are a variety of commercial and industrial sites suitable for development, purchase or leasing in the City of Charles Sturt.

The South Australian Investment GeoHub supports business investment and growth by providing users with one central and interactive platform through which they can easily access key information regarding:

  • Land management and availability including commercial and government  land      
  • Infrastructure, utilities and facilities such as water, electricity, gas, network connections, heavy truck routes, waste disposal sites, etc.       
  • Local products and services suppliers       
  • Economic insights such as population growth, employment rates, household income, house sales prices, etc. 


Some popular commercial real estate sites can be found below:

Real Commercial

Commercial Property Guide

Commercial Real Estate


Entrepreneur Program Scholarships

The City of Charles Sturt provides scholarships for local people to participate in the SAYES, Encore and Export Ready programs. Further information on the programs is included below.

For further information on the Council sponsored scholarships, please contact Kym Wundersitz, Principal Economic and Strategic Planner, ph 8408 1179 or email:


SAYES South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (18 to 35 years old)

Expressions of interest for the South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme are now open.  Successful participants will be notified of the next intake.

 To be eligible to register you must be:
-    An Australian citizen and South Australia resident
-    Aged between 18 to 35 years at the time of applications closing
-    Ready to take your ideas or business to the next level

For more information and to register, click on this link.


Encore Mentoring Program for people aged over 35 years

The Business SA Encore Program is a workshop and mentoring program for South Australians aged 35 or above looking to either establish a new business or grow an existing one. By attending monthly content specific workshops delivered by industry experts, participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive business plan and a sustainable business model. In addition, a dedicated mentor will nurture and guide participants throughout the program with monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions.

  The program will cover:

  • Strategic management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Taxation
  • Law
  • Employee relations
  • Leadership and media

At the successful completion of the program, participants will have developed a business model, strategy and plan.
To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Demonstrate an intention to either establish a new business or grow an existing one
  • Be aged 35 or above
  • Reside in South Australia

For any queries on Encore, please email or phone 08 8300 0114.

For further information and to apply click here.


Export Ready Program

Developed for South Australian businesses who are new to export, or those who are already exporting and want to take a more strategic approach, Business SA’s Export Ready Program is the most comprehensive series of export training presented in South Australia.
Participants receive professional export advice and support, and a vast array of exporting tools and resources to ensure success globally.

To participate in the program, you should be an SA Business with an ABN, operating for a minimum of two years with annual turnover of $150,000 or more.

For further information and to apply click here.



Other services for small business can be accessed through the following websites:

State Government Small Business Support

small business - Department of State Development

Commonwealth Government Small Business Support - offers convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

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For more information on the City of Charles Sturt’s Economic Development Strategy contact:

Kym Wundersitz
Principal Economic & Strategic Planner
Ph 08 8408 1179

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