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Small Business Friendly Council Initiative

Small business owners and operators create local employment, provide essential goods and services and help create attractive, liveable communities.  Small Bus Friendly Council Logo

The right mix of small businesses can create a sense of vibrancy and attract people to live, work and visit.

Councils can have a significant influence over how attractive their area is for businesses to set up, and established enterprises to grow. They also play a key role in the lifecycle of a small business.

Most of the interactions business owners have with government are at a local level. To help build stronger, more productive relationships between small business and Council, the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) has developed the Small Business Friendly Council (SBFC) Initiative.

Small Business Friendly Council Brochure (link to brochure)


For small businesses

Is your Council Small Business Friendly?

Councils who are participating in the SBFC Initiative are provided with the SBFC Charter (link to charter) which outlines their requirements. Below is a list of the Councils who have committed to the SBFC Initiative. Connect with your local council to find out more. 

City of Whyalla

District Council of Franklin Harbour

The Flinders Ranges Council

City of Holdfast Bay

Municipal Council of Roxby Downs

District Council of Orroroo/Carrieton

District Council of Tumby Bay

Wudinna District Council

Rural City of Murray Bridge

City of Onkaparinga

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

District Council of Coober Pedy

District Council of Ceduna

Town of Gawler

Port Pirie Regional Council

City of Salisbury

City of Victor Harbor


For Councils

Want to know how you can get involved?

The Small Business Friendly Council Project Manager can answer any questions about the Initative.

Stephanie Burke
Project Manager
Phone: 08 8303 2037



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