COVID-19 response

As of Monday 18 May, the Civic Centre in Port Adelaide is open to the public.  Information about the opening of Council facilities is available here
For more detailed information about particular services that may have been impacted due to restrictions click here

Please contact us by phone 8405 6600, complete a request via our website or email

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Support for businesses

We value and care about businesses located in the City of PAE.  If you're a business owner,  follow us on social media platforms for regular updates. we've also set up a new webpage called Be Kind PAE - to promote businesses that are offering relevant services or modifying the way they work to adjust to the ever changing environment.  If you would like your business included on this list, send and email to

Our Economic Development staff are also available for businesses to talk to and can be reached by contacting 8405 6600. It's important in these challenging times for businesses that business owners who are facing challenges speak up and seek assistance not only for their business, but also their own health and wellbeing.

Recovery Stage 2

From 1 June 2020, further easing of COVID-19 restrictions will apply to a number of businesses in our community. Businesses that were previously directed to close or were restricted, must now complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen or by 1 June 2020. This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.

If you have any questions about completing your COVID-19 Safe Plan you can contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 which operates from 8:00am to 8:00pm every day.

Complete the COVID-Safe Plan form

More information about recovery step 2 regarding how business restrictions will be eased

Federal government support programs for businesses

All the latest information from the federal government is available on the treasury website here:

The ATO have also put together a Top Ten list of calls about COVID-19

South Australian Government information for businesses

For the latest information from the state government, visit the Business SA site here:

For tourism businesses based within the City of PAE, the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has just released their $5.7m economic support package. The $5.7 million package encompasses five different programs each targeting a different need in the industry, including two immediate financial support. For more details, eligibility, terms and conditions, and to apply, please click here:

For a useful video presentation regarding commercial leasing by the Small Business Commissioner of SA, click here

Local support

We work closely with the Adelaide Business Hub in Port Adelaide to support our local businesses.  This support includes a dedicated and confidential Business Helpline and targeted Webinars focussing on surviving COVID-19.

For the latest support, webinars and other useful link visits:‚Äč

We are providing food safety advice for restaurants and cafes whose trade has been effected by COVID-19 restrictions, and who are changing business models as a result.  We are also waiving the usual Inspection fees prescribed in our Food Safety Inspection and Fees Policy.

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