Useful Links

Regional Links

Regional Development South Australia:

Regional Development South Australia (RDSA) plays a unique role in supporting the economic development efforts of seven regionally based RDAs and the Adelaide Metropolitan RDA.

 

South Australian Strategic Plan: 

Keeping SA’s communities strong and vibrant, protecting our rich environment, and pursuing shared economic prosperity will provide a better future for South Australians. By investing together in our health, education and innovative ideas we can secure our top priority - the wellbeing of all South Australians.  

 

Information on the physical development of your State:

Information and services for South Australians on areas Citizens rights, Crime, justice and Law, Health and wellbeing, business and housing.

 

Primary Industry and Resources South Australia (PIRSA):

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state’s primary industries and regions.

 

Parliament of South Australia

At this site you will learn about the processes of the South Australian Parliament, discover its history and access its information, including Hansard and Bills.

 

State - Department of State Development:

The Department of State Development promotes the potential for specific sectors – including minerals and energy resources, manufacturing, health and biotechnology and arts and culture – to boost South Australia’s credentials and appeal as a place to live, work, study and do business.

 

Australian Government Website:

Helping you find government information and services like Immigration, Benefits, Culture, Passports and Arts.

 

Australian Government Directory:

The purpose of the Government Online Directory is to provide a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. Information on the site is grouped under the four key arms of government: the Commonwealth Parliament; the Governor-General; Courts and Judges; and Australian Government departments and agencies.

 

Department of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development and Local Government:

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development's website lists information relating to roads, rails, aviation and general transport and vehicles.

 

Department of Social Services:

The Department of Social Services mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. This can include those with a disability, seniors and families.

 

SACommunity:

SAcommunity is a directory of South Australian community services. It includes information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services for the South Australian community in the areas of health, welfare, housing, education, community participation, information, legal services, arts and recreation.

 

Regional Councils

 

Adelaide Hills Council:

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to the Adelaide Hills. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area  and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example).

 

District Council of Mount Barker:

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to Mt Barker. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example).

 

Alexandrina Council:

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to Alexandrina. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example).

 

City of Victor Harbor:

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to Victor Harbor. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example).

 

Yankalilla District Council:

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to Yankalilla. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example).

 

Kangaroo Island Council:  

A website that offers information on the area for those who are thinking of moving to Kangaroo Island. For those that already do, you can read recent news, learn about Elected Members in your area and explore local infrastructure (a local library for example). 

 

Employment Search Sites

 

CareerOne:

CareerOne is an Employment Search Site that is unique in displaying how many jobs are currently being advertised for each popular and semi-popular brand.

 

Seek:

Seek is an Employment Search Site that has a clean layout, with extensive but optional fields to fill out when searching for a job.

 

MyCareer:

MyCareer is an Employment Search Site that has a Live Feed of the latest jobs posted by employers.

 

Apply Now:

Apply Now offer free templates for Resume's and formatting assistance for those that are already written. This can be of great help with a persons first Resume.

 

Indeed:

Indeed has a very simple interface which may be less overwhelming to those with limited experience navigating webpages.

 

Job Active:

Job Active has the search functions of a normal Employment Search Site, however it is linked with MyGov, and is also used for Job Seekers signed up with Centrelink.

 

Careers in Council:

Careers in Council focuses mainly on jobs in SA Councils, this can entail construction of infrastructure for example.

 

Government Agencies/Services – Employment & Training Focus

 

State - Department of Education and Child Development:

The Department of Education and Child Development aims to support every family so all young South Australians from 0-18 years of age have the opportunity to become happy, healthy and safe members of our community.

 

Centrelink:

Centrelink specialise in delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change. This can include when made redundant, when looking for a job, when studying full-time or even pension for senior citizens.

 

Volunteering SA:

Volunteering SA is community spirited, inclusive and innovative, and promotes a culture of learning. They work with individuals, organisations and communities who are interested in volunteering to help others in their community.

 

Fair Work Australia:

The Fair Work Commission is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. FWA are responsible for maintaining a safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, as well as a range of other workplace functions and regulation. The knowledge and experience of Commission Members is also available to Australian workplaces to resolve disputes and support workplace bargaining.

 

ReturnToWorkSA:

ReturnToWorkSA is responsible for providing work injury insurance and. Designed to protect business owners from the full cost of work injuries, we provide financial support to cover worker wages, reasonable medical treatment and return to work services to people who have been injured at work. regulating the South Australian Return to Work scheme.

 

SafeWork SA: 

As South Australia's work health and safety agency, SafeWork SA regulates, promotes and encourages safe, fair, productive working lives. A business unit of the Attorney-General's Department, SafeWork SA administers state industrial relations legislation and manages the state's work health and safety functions.

 

Work Ready:

WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place. 

 

Business links

 

Business Information (Business.gov.au):

Business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community that offers you simple and convenient access to all of 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.

 

Australian Business Licence and Information Service:

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps business operators and people considering starting a business. ABLIS can identify relevant state, territory, local and Australian government licences, permits, approvals, regulations and codes of practice, allowing you to obtain detailed information and manage compliance obligations.

 

Building Small Business:

Australianbiz is a leading on-line provider of the most up-to-date tax information, financial and tax calculators, business articles, templates and other practical information to assist small business owners to better manage their business and income tax obligations.

 

Startup Smart:

Startup Smart is a website that specialises in publishing news, information and advice daily, with a focus on helping entrepreneurs and small business grow and find new markets.

 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission:

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community. They also regulate national infrastructure services. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws. 

 

Business SA:

Business SA will assist organisations of all sizes to manage people and tackle the issues faced in today’s competitive business environment. Their highly skilled professionals provide hands-on assistance to identify workplace challenges and drive growth at every stage of the business lifecycle.

 

Workcover SA:

ReturnToWorkSA is responsible for providing work injury insurance and regulating the South Australian Return to Work scheme. They will provide insurance that protects South Australian businesses and their workers in the event of a work injury. 

 

SafeWork SA:

As South Australia's work health and safety agency, SafeWork SA regulates, promotes and encourages safe, fair, productive working lives.

 

WorkReady:

WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions. Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.

 

Austrade:

For Australian exporters and education providers, Austrade have a comprehensive mix of information and customised services to help you do business within overseas markets and understand foreign regulations and business practices. For international companies, Austrade provide the contacts and information you need to establish your business successfully within Australia or to make the right decision in sourcing Australian products or services.

 

South Australian Government Website:

The South Australian Government website has large amounts of information pertaining to state laws, services and infrastructure.

 

Department of State Development:

The Department of State Development promotes the potential for specific sectors – including minerals and energy resources, manufacturing, health and biotechnology and arts and culture – to boost South Australia’s credentials and appeal as a place to live, work, study and do business.

 

Australian Small Business Commissioner:

The Australian Small Business Commissioner website lists advice for small business and start-ups. They also have a large ways you can contact them and either work with them to improve your business or just voice any concerns you may have, and they will do their best to relay that to the Government.

 

Australian Taxation Office:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principle revenue collection agency of the Australian government. The ATO's role is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.

 

BEC Australia Incorporated:

BEC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary role is to support and grow the national network of Business Enterprise Centres and provide representation on behalf of its members to key stakeholders.

 

Australia 101:

Australia 101 has information relating to migration and business issues, making it a useful tool for businesses looking to move to Australia.

 

Franchise Council of Australia:

As the peak body for franchising, the FCA continues to add value to the businesses of its members by providing a range of services relevant to franchising and which represent good value. The FCA recognises that its members have different needs, and that different types of members should co-exist harmoniously.

 

IP Australia:

IP Australia are the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder's rights.

 

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation:

RIRDC is a statutory authority established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD) Act. The Corporation was established by the Australian Government to work with industry to invest in research and development for a more profitable, sustainable and dynamic rural sector.

 

Trade Measurement:

NMI is the peak Australian measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.

 

Connecting Up:

Connecting Up, Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that works to unleash the power of not-for-profits by providing a variety of information, products, resources and programs. Their services are available in Australia, New Zealand and throughout South East Asia. Connecting Up also help to develop relationships with business, community and government sectors for the development of the not-for-profit sector. 

 

Discover Business: How to Write A Business Plan

This resource is designed to assist future entrepreneurs and small business owners with starting a business.  It was written by Prof. Dennis Masino and Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D., has been referenced and used by many universities around the country including:

·         Stanford University

·         Texas State University

·         Indiana University of Pennsylvania

·         Southern Connecticut State University

Please note:  The links in this document are to American web sites.