Tradestart assistance

TradeStart is an Australian Government initiative that delivers Austrade services through local public sector and industry organisations throughout Australia.

TradeStart Partners employ advisers who are well-versed in the needs of exporters and skilled in matters of international trade. These TradeStart Advisers have access to Austrade’s worldwide resources and systems.

The prime objective of the TradeStart program is to assist small and medium sized enterprises in their international business endeavours.  The program flexibly addresses the needs of individual businesses drawing on the combined resources of Austrade and the TradeStart Partner. The program contains elements of coaching and action learning; with the goal being to assist each business to achieve long-term success in international business.
 

The TradeStart Program:

  • Promotes exporting, international business and the Australian Government’s trade agenda.
  • Works co-operatively with other relevant agencies to maximise the international business success of TradeStart clients.
  • Represents Austrade and provides access to the full range of its services for both existing and potential Austrade clients.

Support for TradeStart clients is available through Austrade and its TradeStart Partner organisations throughout Australia and in more than 100 locations through Austrade's overseas network.

Tradestart Locations

Each TradeStart Adviser delivers services within a defined geographic area of the State.

West Coast, Eyre Peninsula, Iron Triangle, Far North, parts of the Mid-North and Yorke Peninsula:

David Miller, TradeStart Adviser
Department of State Development
2A Stirling Road
PORT AUGUSTA  SA 5700
Phone: (08) 8642 2999
Mobile: 0438 864 666
Fax: (08) 8641 1999
Email: david.miller@sa.gov.au
 

Northern Greater Metropolitan Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and parts of the Mid-North, and Murraylands to Waikerie:

Rob Bridge, TradeStart Adviser
Department of State Development
131-139 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE  SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8303 2193
Mobile: 0403 608 129
Fax: (08) 8303 2040
Email: rob.bridge@sa.gov.au
 

Southern Greater Metropolitan Adelaide, Adelaide Hills to Williamstown, southern parts of Murraylands, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island:

Rob Bridge, TradeStart Adviser
Department of State Development
131-139 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE  SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8303 2193
Mobile: 0403 608 129
Fax: (08) 8303 2040
Email: rob.bridge@sa.gov.au

Mt Gambier and the South-East, Coonawarra, The Green Triangle (Victoria) and parts of Murraylands:

Bruce Rodda, TradeStart Adviser
Department of State Development
21 Ormerod Street (PO Box 255)
NARACOORTE  SA 5271
Phone: (08) 8762 3522/ (08) 8723 1057
Mobile: 0418 818 872
Email: bruce@lcrdb.com

Riverland from the Victorian border to Waikerie:

Margaret Howie, TradeStart Adviser - Riverland
Department of State Development
PO Box 196
PARINGA  SA 5340
Tel: +61 8 8595 8042
Fax: +61 8 85958182
Mob: +61 (0) 438 112570
Email: mahowie@nelwood.com