Economic Development and Business Support

RDA Barossa is a regionally based, not for profit organisation that supports regional economic development and jobs growth. They offer assistance for business invement, advocacy and business case development for regional infrastructure, career development and skills training access.

Regional Development Australia Barossa (RDAB) is a partnership between the Australian, South Australian and local government, including The Barossa Council to develop and strengthen the Barossa regional community. These three levels of government have invested in RDAB to deliver economic development services in the Barossa region. RDA Barossa staff have strong networks across government and experience in working with various government agencies and programs. They also, importantly, have extensive private sector experience and knowledge in developing business plans and initiatives to drive growth.

If you are an individual, or business, seeking career advice and information, Regional Development Australia - Barossa offer a number of great initiatives including:

Barossa Career Service 

The Barossa Career Service (BCS) aims to help people enhance their career opportunities by providing assistance (usually at no cost to the individual) with the job selection process, career planning and training. Barossa Career Service are particularly keen to link up with people who are out of school, out of work and out of training; we can assist people who are unemployed or underemployed (i.e. casual, part-time) or seeking a career change. Their objective is to help people to be ready for work and to increase their opportunities to obtain jobs within our region. 

B2B Network 

RDA Barossa has developed a Business-To-Business Program connecting people, businesses, opportunities and specialist knowledge. This program is simple. For a small co-payment of $50 you will recieve a three-hour consultation between a skilled service provider and a business seeking help. The service provider contributes one hour of their time and RDA contributes the remaining two hours. Following this introductory session, if further work is needed then this can be discussed independently between the two participating businesses. 

Upcoming events 

Wednesday 27th September FREE  07h30am Business Networking Event, Vine Inn Nuriootpa:

Kasey Aplin, will show you the methods on how to work on your business instead of in your business.

Learn how to develop a mindset of excellence, learn how to avoid procrastination and finally understand why behavioural change is difficult. Most importantly, how to lead through it.

This insightful presentation will leave you with plenty of food for thought. Equipped with new tools, you will be able to plan for and take action. Prepare to excel & exceed.

To register for this Free Event

 Wednesday the 18th October from 8.30am to 4.00pm at Café Nova, Gawler. Free full day workshop on “How to grow your Retail and Food Business”

There are two sessions in this FREE Workshop:

Morning Session- Retail Readiness 8:30am - 12:00pm

Overview of grocery market

Main drivers for retailers

What to consider when expanding

Afternoon Session-Food services Readiness 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Overview of food service market

Key drivers for a customer

Readiness to expand to food services channels

Please register early, as  tickets are limited, a light lunch will be available:


Tuesday the 31st October from 8.45am to 12pm at Chateau Tanunda. Cost is $55pp (gst incl). Building Winning Teams with Dan Collins

Dan, is a four-time Olympian, an expert coach, mentor and has held roles such as High-Performance Manager for the Brisbane Lions, High- Performance Consultant for World Rugby and a High-Performance Consultant for Australian Sports Commission. This is a once off workshop in our region, where you will learn more on leadership, motivation and how to build those high-performance teams. A performance workshop you don’t want to miss!

To register