Mandurah's local economy matters, that’s why we invest in a whole range of projects, initiatives and programs aimed at boosting Mandurah's economy and helping our local businesses.

We continue to support local businesses in a number of ways, including:

  • our investment in Visit Mandurah, the visitor centre and initiatives (like the Giants of Mandurah and event/conference attraction) is really putting Mandurah on the map!
  • business development and entrepreneurial programs and training - find out more below
  • emerging industry capacity building programs
  • economic grants 
  • regulation and business advice
  • approvals, licences and permits
  • advocacy
  • projects (like the Mandurah Waterfront Redevelopment) aimed at boosting Mandurah’s offerings
  • City Centre initiatives, promotion and activations helping to create jobs, attract investment and generate income, all contributing towards economic growth 

There's also heaps of ways our community can get behind our great local businesses too!

Together, we can deliver on our community’s vision for Mandurah, building on the momentum we’ve seen across Mandurah over recent years, for our community today and into the future.

Support organisations

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $45.8 million over eight years (2018-19 to 2025-26) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

The RED Grants for the Peel region are delivered by the Peel Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). 

Visit the Peel Development Commission's website for more information

Career, Training and Employment Services

Peel Job and Skill Centre (JSC)
A State Government service offering free one-stop-shop for career, training and employment assistance at South Metropolitan Tafe Peel (Mandurah). Suitable for:

  • Students and job seekers - School students and leavers, career changer, and job seekers looking to enter the workforce can access Peel Jobs and Skill Centre to update or upgrade skills and improve their job prospects
  • Business and employers - The Peel Job and Skills Centre will also engage with community and industry to help build local workforce solutions.

Training and employment advice and assistance service via phone 13 64 64 and email To keep up to date with local job opportunities and occupations in demand contact the Peel JSC and follow their website for regular updates and upcoming events.


South West WA Employment Facilitator
Contact: Maryanne Baker, 0407 958 181 or by email

Small Business Advice

Business Advisory
Is a FREE service funded by the Western Australian State Government for small businesses the South West and Peel regions.
Expert advice to small businesses  - including home-based businesses, start-ups and existing businesses including:

  • Business Planning
  • Using the web to grow your business
  • Tax and financial advice
  • Employing staff and HR issues
  • IT and communication's
  • Marketing your products and services 

Business Support and Networking

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
The CCI provides a range of services to members including employee relation's and occupational health and safety support, training and skills development, resource projects information and economic research. 


Visit Mandurah
Visit Mandurah is an independent local tourism organisation covering the Peel Region of Western Australia.  Assisting tourism operators identifying and developing opportunities within the tourism marketplace, including marketing the region. 

Co-working Space

Offers the amenities to support your business needs at any stage. We offer daily drop-ins, coworking, flexible office space, meeting rooms and more.

Business administration support – online resources

Business owners can access a range of free, confidential business support services that are funded by State and Federal Government.

Other Government Agencies with online tools and resources

The City of Mandurah has signalled its ongoing support and commitment to local small businesses by becoming part of the Small Business Friendly program.

This initiative, developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, formally recognises local governments that are demonstrating, or working towards, ‘better practice’ in engaging with their small business community.

Visit the Small Business website for more information


Business Beat is a set of resources which have been developed to help businesses improve safety, prevent crime and reduce the negative impact crime may have on their business.

The Kit includes a safety and security audit checklist, information sheets on cash-handling, shoplifting and hold-up precautions, and crime prevention through environmental design.

The City partners with Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry and WA Police to hold an annual Local Business Breakfast. This event provides local business owners an opportunity to raise any business-specific issues with the WA Police and to learn about the different resources available to help increase business safety.
Find out more from the WA Police Force Business Beat website

Do you want to start your own business and you don’t know where to begin? 

This 8-week program is for you if you want to learn how to start your business the smart way, build a solid foundation and get step-by-step guidance to help you start and develop your business.

Topics covered in this program include:

  • Validating your business idea 
  • Identifying your customers, target market and competition
  • Validating and testing Products/Services
  • Developing a Business model 
  • Finance and pricing
  • Developing your Branding 
  • Communicating with customers through digital/social media, lead generation and content development (photography, storytelling, ….) 
  • Planning and Developing your Marketing 
  • Identifying your business process
  • Business Planning
  • Time management
  • Wellbeing and mindset 

During and after the course you will have access to one-on-one business advisory sessions, which will help you further to succeed in your business. 

Where:  Mandurah Business Development Centre, 10 Lively Place Mandurah
When:  Tuesdays 9.30 am - 1 pm 
Dates:   1 August 2023 – 19 September 2023 

This course is for Mandurah residents only. 

Applications are closed for this session. You can pre-register for our February 2024 workshop by sending us an email to with Subject line StartUp Smart.

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