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Business Support

Business ActivitiesThe City of Victor Harbor administers a number of business units and programs that assist in the area of business development.

Planning and Activation

The City of Victor Harbor’s Planning and Activation Division deliver a range of functions including business engagement, economic development projects, co-ordination of targeted training and business advisory services.  Council’s administration are continuing to improve how it engages with local business with a range of projects planned in this space.

Business Continuity Guide

Upgrades to infrastructure, improvements to existing community facilities and streetscape are some of the positive initiatives that the City of Victor Harbor are delivering to help create a place of opportunity and lifestyle.

We understand construction projects may impact local business and residents, so we have prepared this guide as one of the tools to help you plan and prepare in advance of construction beginning in your area.

Mainstreet Program

The City of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet program is designed to activate the Mainstreet Precinct – a strategic local business environment.  The program engages with the various businesses located within the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct while delivering a range of projects that support the promotion of the precinct.

Visitor Information Centre

Council operates an accredited Visitor Information Centre with accommodation, tour & attraction booking services. The Centre provides opportunity for local tourism businesses to promote their product to over 50,000 visitors that pass through the centre doors annually while exposure is available through the official tourism website . The Visitor Information Centre is located adjacent to the Foreshore Plaza on the Esplanade.

Festivals & Events

The City of Victor Harbor provides significant support to a broad range of Festivals & Events that drive vibrancy and stimulate economic activity within the Victor Harbor community.  Those wishing to access Council land, seek sponsorship or advisory assistance for festivals & events occurring in Victor Harbor are encouraged to contact Council’s Festivals & Events Officer on (08) 8551 0500.

Office of the Small Business Commissioner

The City of Victor Harbor is a proud participant of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner's Small Business Friendly Council Initiative and recognises that the Victor Harbor small business community is an important stakeholder.

As a participant of this Charter, Council is committed to:

  1. Implementing activities to improve the operating environment for small business within Council’s area.
  2. Establishing a business advisory group (if one does not already exist) to assist Council’s understanding of small business in Council's area;
  3. Implementing a procurement policy which recognises local small businesses wherever possible.
  4. Paying undisputed invoices from small businesses within 30 days.
  5. Implementing a timely and cost effective process to manage invoice disputes.

Who to contact at Council?

Council’s administration is willing and able to assist with a range of business support services.  The following key personnel may be contacted for additional assistance.

  • Manager City Activation & PlanningMark Przibilla
    Types of enquiries: Strategic Directions & Major Project Considerations 08 8551 0500
  • Project Support OfficerLouise Hampel
    Types of enquiries: Business advisory, Project related questions08 8551 0558
  • Festivals and Events OfficerStacey Richardson
    Types of enquiries:  Fesitvals and events08 8551 0593
  • Visitor Information Centre Co-ordinatorHeather Mullan
    Types of enquiries:  Visitor Information Centre (VIC) services, selling your tourism product through the VIC, product updates.08 8551 0777

Affiliated Groups

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

4 Angas Place,
Strathalbyn  SA  5255
(entrance behind Strathalbyn Library, 1 Colman Tce)

Ph: 08 8536 9200

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, state and territory and local governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island's committee members aim to build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the region.

Business Victor Harbor

Business Related Grants

The City of Victor Harbor has teamed up with RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and surrounding councils to deliver the Hills & Coast Grant Finder.

This platform is a regional solution for individuals, community groups, businesses and organisations to find grants, manage grant applications and even receive email alerts when new grants are released.

If you need assistance to write a grant application, the site provides a list of grant writers who service our region.

Click the image below to go to the Hills & Coast Grant Finder website.

Hills and Coast Grant Finder