What’s on


A series of events to help local businesses take the lead. Find out how you can create jobs and investment in the north, and work with other businesses in the north to support future growth.

Manufacturing Technologies Centre (MTC) program of events
A program of free events, including tours of local businesses as well as regular ‘drop in’ networking and technology demonstration sessions is available through the MTC.

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund – Information Sessions
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 18 July
Two sessions: 8:30am to 10:00am or 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund supports capital projects to establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia.
Registrations essential.

Design Driven Innovation Seminar
Manufacturing Technologies Centre, Mawson Lakes
Thursday, 20 July
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In partnership with Australian Manufacturing Excellence this seminar features serial product developer Paul Huxtable. Paul will share experiences about having the right products to suit the target market.

Information Session – Stepping Stone (SA) Childcare & Early Development Centres Pre-employment Program
Playford Uniting Church, corner of Curtis Road and Douglas Drive, Munno Para.
Wednesday, 26 July
10.00am – 1.00pm
Child Care Services Training is looking for motivated and committed people living in the City of Playford and the wider northern suburbs keen to start a career as an Educator with Stepping Stone (SA) Childcare and Early Development Centres. This Pre-employment Program is offering real employment opportunities.
If you are interested, Contact Child Care Services Training to register for the Information Session by calling 8258 4170 or emailing [email protected]

Northern Business Breakfast – National Disability Insurance Scheme
Parafield Gardens Community Club 65 Shepherdson Road Parafield Gardens
Wednesday, 26 July
7.00am – 8.30am

How automotive workers can add value to your business
Holden Transition Centre, 180 Philip Highway, Elizabeth
Tuesday, 1 August
10.00am – 11.30am

Energy Efficiency Expo & Seminar
Adelaide Convention Centre
Wednesday 9 August
7.30am – 4.00pm

Leadership Workshop – Leading and Managing for Results
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 22 August
9.00am – 4.00pm

Leadership Workshop – Challenge of Leadership
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 17 October
9.00am – 4.00pm

Leadership Workshop – Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Polaris Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation House, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes
Tuesday, 28 November
9.00am – 4.00pm

Impact Accelerator Program
Through hands-on workshops, mentoring and supporting resources, the Impact Accelerator program will help business operating in the disability sector develop innovative, actionable solutions to take advantage of the new opportunities presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Courses ongoing –  Contact [email protected] or 0433 681 401

Mentoring for success program 
Ongoing – register your interest via the Polaris Centre website.

Digital growth program
Ongoing – register your interest via the Polaris Centre website.


Under the Northern Economic Plan, each council works closely with a business centre to provide advice and assistance to local businesses through training courses, networking events, co-working spaces, assistance with grant applications and more. Get to know your local hub for local business.

Adelaide Business Hub is a business incubator accommodating start-ups.
Email [email protected]
Phone 8440 2440
Head Office: 6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide.

Stretton Centre explores and enables local job creation through using its facilities and working in collaboration with thinkers, networks and industry.
Contact Karina Jamieson, Business Support and Attraction Project Officer
Email [email protected]
Phone 8256 0589
307 Peachey Road, Munno Para

Visit the Northern Adelaide Jobs portal. Developed to help local businesses and local job seekers connect to support local jobs for local people.

Polaris Centre has been providing practical programs and advice to help northern Adelaide businesses start and grow for more than 15 years.
Phone 8260 8205
Email [email protected]