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Business Support Services

Starting a business or wanting to make the most of the one you have? Then take the time to seek the right advice. This can often save you more time and importantly money. There are some great free online services to get you started (see below) but also explore the many options (business coaches, business planners, accountants, web designers, brokers etc) available to help you. There are many exceptional local Adelaide Hills businesses providing these types of services, so support their business by supporting yours.

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) can help you find what you need to meet your business compliance needs.

If you are starting, operating or closing a business, you can use ABLIS to find out which permits, registrations, approvals, government licences, standards, codes of practice and guidelines apply to your business and create and download a personalised report containing:

  • A summary of local, state and federal government requirements
  • Information about licence fees, periods of cover, renewals and applications
  • Where to access application and renewal forms
  • Where to go for more information and help.

The Small Business South Australia website offers information and free resources such as workbooks, self-tests, videos and interactive pdf files to assist South Australian businesses plan and grow their business ideas. is an online government resource for the Australian business community. offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

Small businesses need a competitive and fair operating environment to grow. The Office of the Small Business Commissioner provides services where disputes can be resolved with as minimal stress as possible to small business operators. The Commissioner also provides information to improve the capacity of small businesses to manage their affairs and inform their decision making, so that disputes are less likely to occur.