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Business Support Services

Economic 2 Support for Small Business

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


Entrepreneur Program Scholarships

The City of Charles Sturt provides scholarships for local people to participate in the SAYES and Encore 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.


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.

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.

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Property Guide

Real Commercial

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

Mr Kym Wundersitz
Principal Economic & Strategic Planner
Ph 08 8408 1179

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