Support is available if you're looking to start a new business or set up as a contractor.

Small business information and advice

If you need some support with business planning and development, a range of organisations offer their services online, by phone or face-to-face:

  • for a wide range of information and assistance for businesses visit small business
  • The Small Business Referral Service (run by the Department for Industry and Skills) – a telephone referral service for people thinking of starting a small business or those operating an existing business to the most appropriate sources of business information, counselling, advice or services. Contact the Referral Service on 1300 142 820
  • for free advice and support contact your nearest Business Enterprise Centre 
  • for extensive information on planning, starting and running a business see runs a national small business advisory service. Contact on 13 28 46 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday or use webchat.

Funding and grants

  • For programs currently available to South Australian businesses see grants and funding at and funding for training.
  • Find funding sources and advisory services for businesses across Australia and in South Australia on a national register.
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