The City of Unley is active in promoting, encouraging and supporting business within the area. An eclectic mix of professional services, retail, cafes and dining experiences, make the City of Unley a great place to do business.
The City of Unley region is a higher socio-economic area (higher income, lower unemployment) with 25.9% of households earning more than $2 500 per week and 11.4% of individuals earn $2 000 or more per week compared to 13.5% and 4.4% respectively for Greater Adelaide.
These factors, combined with the wide variety of Mainstreet buildings and floor space options available on our 5 Mainstreet Precincts, you will be sure to find the perfect location for your business to succeed!
For current commercial leasing opportunities, visit the following real estate websites:
One of the many benefits of locating in the region is the eligibility to participate in the innovative ‘Find Your Everything – Unley Precincts’ Program.
Find your Everything (FYE) is Unley’s award winning digital platform that supports our “bricks and mortar” businesses, the heart of the shopping precincts of Unley.
FYE offers a FREE listing of City of Unley businesses, provides free promotion through social media and promotional activities.
Please note home-based businesses are not eligible.
For more details visit the FYE webpage.
Mainstreet Trader Associations are available to help assist potential and existing businesses operating in our mainstreets.
After all, Unley is known as a destination for all types of business, and as part of that, the Trader Associations are the strength behind their precincts.
Eastside Business Enterprise Centre (Eastside BEC) provides valuable low cost support to local businesses.
Offering personalised focus with local know-how and expertise, Eastside BEC will help you minimise business mishaps and develop the skills needed to survive and thrive in business today.
As a member of Eastside BEC, you will gain access to:
Eastside BEC run a comprehensive program of events, training and workshops throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed on the Eastside BEC website.
Connect with an Eastside BEC Business Mentor and benefit from their confidential advice and experience.
When: every Friday, 9am – 12noon
Where: Unley’s Council Chamber, Oxford Terrace, Unley
Bookings: Essential. Phone Eastside BEC on 8344 7353 to arrange a suitable time.
Visit the EBEC website to find out more ways they can help your business grow and prosper.
Meet other successful business people and form new connections.
Six times each year, businesses come together at the Unley Town Hall for the Unley Business Breakfast, a joint initiative of the Hyde Park Rotary Club, the Eastern Business Enterprise Centre, and the City of Unley.
Enjoy a hot breakfast, hear from excellent guest speakers providing tips to help you and your business make new connections with like-minded business people.
Book early to reserve a place, as these are popular events and regularly book out.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Topic: Business and the ‘Sharing Economy’
Guest Speaker: Todd Clappis - Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Time: 7am for a 7.15am start
All businesses selling food are required to notify their local council. Under the Food Act a food business means a business, enterprise or activity (other than a primary food production business) that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food - regardless of whether the business, enterprise or activity concerned is of a commercial, charitable or community nature or whether it involves the handling or sale of food on one occasion only.
Food business even includes businesses like chemists, cinemas, corner stores, petrol stations and swimming pools, if they sell packaged or any other type of food. Food businesses, from major food manufacturers to the local church group that holds a once per year food fair, have defined responsibilities under the legislation to ensure the safety of food.
It is a legal requirement under the Food Act 2001, that every food business must be registered with the appropriate enforcement agency. Please ensure that the food business notification form is completed prior to commencement of a food business and returned to council.
For information on Food Business Notification visit the SA Government website.
Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) regularly inspect venues where food is served to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Standards. These premises include public food outlets such as restaurants, cafés, and take-away shops, as well as premises where food is prepared, such as child care centres, schools, and aged care facilities. EHOs will also inspect temporary food preparation sites such as stalls at the Royal Showgrounds and other fairs and fêtes across the council area.
All routine food inspections under the Food Act 2001, are charged a statutory fee. Fees are subject to change in line with the Food (fees) Regulations.
All food businesses are required by Food Act 2001 to officially notify Council before commencing operation of a food business or when ownership changes by means of completing and submitting a Food Business Notification Form. Council also strongly recommends that you seek advice from an EHO on the fit out of any food business before undertaking any upgrades of premises, to ensure that your works comply with requirements of the Food Safety Standards.
All temporary events involving food for sale require notification. Individual food stalls require completion of a Temporary Food Business Notification Form. If you are co-ordinating or organising a temporary event with multiple food stalls, please complete the Temporary Events Notification Form. All temporary food business notification forms must be returned to Council prior to the date of the event.
This is required for all sporadic operations where a regular Food Business Notification is not suitable. For operation of a food business at markets, it is essential that a regular Notification is completed (not just a temporary events notification) so that a notification number can be provided to your market coordinator as evidence of your compliance with this aspect of the Food Act 2001.
EHOs may also investigate food handling complaints and instances of food poisoning at food premises. For general advice for food handlers or complaints regarding food handling, please contact the Environmental Health Team on 8372 5111.
The City of Unley takes food hygiene within our community very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and the City of Unley is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this training tool. There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner. The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your staff records.
Visit I’M ALERT to conduct the training now.
Further food safety information is available on the SA Health website.
It is important to follow safe food handling practices at all times, especially during periods of extreme heat.
Food poisoning is commonly caused by bacteria from food that has been poorly stored, handled or cooked.
Bacteria grow more quickly on food when the weather is hot and increases the risk of food poisoning.
These safety tips are to help you take the proper precautions to keep food safe in the event of extreme heat.
For further enquiries about the safe handling of food contact the City of Unley Environmental Health section on 8372 5111.
It is important to follow safe food handling practices at all times, especially during periods of power failure.
Food poisoning is commonly caused by bacteria from food that has been poorly stored, handled or cooked.
These safety tips are to help you take the proper precautions to keep food safe in the event of power failure.
Food Safety Rating Schemes are used in Australia and overseas as a way of informing consumers about the food safety of businesses such as restaurants and cafés. The rating is calculated using the results of routine food safety inspections undertaken by local Council Environmental Health Officers (EHOs). This score is then represented as stars and displayed at the business.
SA Health had commenced a roll out of a state wide voluntary Food Safety Star Rating Scheme in April 2016. The City of Unley Environmental Health Team is participating in this scheme and it aims to improve food safety and consistency by providing consumers with a recognisable indication of the food safety compliance of a food business.
Inspections of businesses will still occur on a routine basis and it is voluntary for the business to display their star rating. Not all food businesses fall within the scope of this Scheme, and not all councils will elect to participate in this pilot phase. Certificates are only awarded once a routine inspection is undertaken which may be once every 6 to 12 months. Just because a business is not displaying a certificate does not mean they are unsafe.
After completion of the inspection, relevant businesses will be given a score that will translate into a Star Rating of up to 5 stars on a certificate. A higher Star Rating will reflect the achieved level of compliance with food safety standards.
Businesses that do not achieve the 3 Star Rating level will not be awarded a Star Rating. These businesses will need to work with the Council to improve their compliance with food safety standards. In all circumstances, advice, support and follow up actions will continue to be undertaken by the Environmental Health Officers to ensure continual improvement in the safety of food handling practices.
For more information click here or contact an Environmental Health Officer (08) 8372 5111.
From 1 July 2016, all public outdoor dining areas in South Australia became smoke-free under the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997. Smoke-free outdoor dining is designed to protect the community from the harms of second hand tobacco smoke and increase the comfort and enjoyment of non-smokers dining in outdoor areas.
If you are a business owner and answer Yes to both of the following questions, the new law will apply to your business:
1. Do you have an outdoor area in which tables, or tables and chairs, are
permanently or temporarily provided for customer dining? Yes/No
2. At any time, do you offer food for purchase, or otherwise provide food (other than pre-packaged snack food such as potato crisps, nuts, chocolate bars and pre-packaged biscuits) for consumption in the outdoor area? Yes/No
If your venue or event has an outdoor dining area for the public SA Health can provide assistance:
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