Supporting local business

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 five 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 being based in our city, is the opportunity to participate in the Find Your Everything (FYE) Program.

FYE is Unley’s award winning digital platform, a local business directory, that supports our “bricks and mortar” businesses, the heart of the shopping precincts of Unley.

Visit the Find Your Everything Website

Additional opportunities for local businesses  

Small business friendly council

In our commitment to support local businesses, the City of Unley is now part of the Small Business Friendly Council Initiative, a program of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner that is specifically designed to assist with fostering relationships with and supporting small business.

We recognise that small business owners and operators create local employment, provide essential goods and services and help create attractive, liveable communities. We are excited to be a part of this program as we commit through a Charter Agreement to support small businesses by adopting eight initiatives that drive local economic development.

For more information about the Small Business Friendly Council Initiative visit the Office of the Small Business Commissioner website.

To discuss how we can assist your business, please contact a member of our Economic Development team on (08) 8372 5427

Trader Associations

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.

Goodwood Road Business Association Inc.

Meet on the second Tuesday of the month
6pm at various venues on Goodwood Road
Contact: Marketing Coordinator Helen Lewis
Phone: 0418 891 901
Email: helen.lewis@goodwoodroad.com.au
Visit the Goodwood Road website

Unley Road Association Inc.

Meet on the last Wednesday of the month 5.30pm at various
venues on Unley Road
Contact: Marketing Coordinator Alex Hammet
Phone: 0401 679 528
Email: unleyroad@gmail.com
Visit the Only Unley Road website.

King William Road Traders Association Inc.

Meet on the third Tuesday of every second month
6pm at various venues
Contact: Project & Community Manager Natalie Buckingham
Email: info@kingwilliamroad.com.au
Visit the King William Road website.

Fullarton Road South Traders Association Inc.

Meet on the second Wednesday of the month
6pm at Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
Contact: Coordinator – Nicholas Pike 
Email: nicholas@pike.com.au

Unley Business Breakfast Series

Over a hot breakfast in the Unley Town Hall, hear guest speakers provide tips to help you and your business succeed, and make new connections with like-minded business people.

The breakfasts are held six times each year. Upcoming breakfasts will be listed on this page as details are announced. Enquiries phone 8372 5111.

The Unley Business Breakfast series is a joint initiative of the Hyde Park Rotary Club, Business SA and the City of Unley.

City of Unley Free Wi-Fi

The City of Unley has partnered with Telstra to provide 19 WiFi points strategically placed along King William Road and Unley Road.
 
Locals, visitors and businesses now have free access to fast and reliable internet, for 30 minutes per device per day for free, via their smart phones, tablets and laptops.
 
The WiFi range is approximately 50m in each direction of the transmitters along Unley Road between Fisher Street and Young Street and along King William Road between Park Street and Mary Street.
 
To connect, search for the connection called ‘City of Unley Free WiFi’. A password is not required for access. Users will need to agree to terms and conditions on a landing page to continue. WiFi sessions using the network will not be limited by data and Telstra Air customers will be able to connect at hotspots with no time restrictions. 

Data Collection

We use Location Based Services (LBS) to understand traffic patterns in venues. The location data we capture helps us to understand venues, such as how long customers stand in line and how they generally move around an area, enhancing operational efficiency and improving user experience.

Our provider is a member of the Future of Privacy Forum, which means they follow best practice and adhere to the Mobile Location Code of Conduct. Find out more from the Purple website. Alternatively, you can opt out of location analytics using Smart Places.