Support for Small Business

Economic 2The City of Charles Sturt recognises that small business is the engine of the economy. Council is represented on the board of Inner West Business Enterprise Centre and provides financial support to the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC).

Small business in Charles Sturt can gain advice on starting a business from the Inner West BEC.

Inner West BEC
30 -32 Stirling Street, Thebarton SA 5031
Ph: 8159 8700 Fax: 8159 8711

Other Services to small business can be accessed through the following websites:

Adelaide Business Hub

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

Department of Manufacturing Innovation Trade Resources and Energy (DMITRE)

State Government Small Business Support

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.

Commonwealth Government AusIndustry

There are a range of Commonwealth Grant programs to assist industry form Clean Tech programs to R & D Tax Incentives. The site is useful for grants, assistance and referrals for business.

Commercial Property in Charles Sturt

There are a wide choice of commercial, retail and industrial real estate in Charles Sturt. The majority of commercial agents and real-estate is available on the following websites below.

International Trade

An important focus of the strategy is investment, trade and tourism initiatives.   Investment will be increasingly sourced from overseas and in a globalised economy, local businesses must be more globally networked and take advantage of selling goods and services to growing regional economies in Asia.

The Economic Development Strategy recommends that Council promote investment, export and tourism opportunities in collaboration with State and Commonwealth Government initiatives in priority markets including:

  • China
  • India and
  • Indonesia.


China Strategy

Hong Kong Australia Business Association

Australia China Business Association


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

Chris Hannaford
Economic Development Coordinator
Ph 0488 054 575