Start and grow your business

The City of Charles Sturt is a great place to start your business. Our team is here to help make your journey as easy as possible, with a range of support services and networking events.

We have grant and funding opportunities to support emerging and established businesses. Check out our business grants and funding to give your business ideas a boost.

The Consumer and Business Services offer business planning tools and information for starting a business.

Australian Business License and Information Service (ABLIS) is an easy licensing guide for all business types.

You will also need to:

You may also be able to apply for funding help through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

Your business may require a permit or licence before you can begin. Search our forms and permits or contact us on 8408 1111 if you need help.

You may like to browse our local policies for further information about conducting business  in the City of Charles Sturt.

Your business may require Development Approval before you can begin. Learn more about development and planning and building in the City of Charles Sturt.

The South Australian Investment Atlas has all the key information you need on:

  • land management and availability
  • infrastructure, utilities and facilities like water, electricity, gas, network connections, heavy truck routes and waste disposal sites
  • local products and services suppliers
  • economic insights like population growth, employment rates, household income, house sales prices

A co-working space is a smart, low-cost option for building your business idea while working alongside like-minded people.

If you are looking for support please get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction.

Selma Barlow
Business Engagement Advisor
Urban Projects
8408 1332

Western Business leaders can connect you to business advice, support and mentoring.

We have also partnered with Adelaide Business Hub who can provide you with subsidised One on One Business Advice.

Western Business Leaders (WBL) is an opportunity for local businesses to share their collective knowledge and meet the challenges and opportunities of future economic growth in a local, state and international context.

WBL membership is open to all businesses based in the Western Adelaide region. We also invite businesses beyond the region that have a vested interest in the economic growth of Western Adelaide.

Be involved in WBL and you will receive connections to: (as before)

  • business leaders across Western Adelaide
  • business advice, support and mentoring
  • professional development and networking
  • funding and grant opportunities
  • industry intelligence, market outlook, major investments and developments
  • collaborative opportunities
  • key contacts within Western Adelaide Councils

You can learn more about WBL and apply for Western Business Leaders membership.

Home-based businesses are a big part of our community.

Depending on your type of business, you may need special permits relating to zoning, signage, noise levels or health issues.

Let us know if you are thinking of opening one and we can help you.

More information

Working from home

Beauty, hair and tattoo business

Food business

Need help? 

Selma Barlow
Business Engagement Advisor
8408 1332