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.

Perth – South Employment Facilitator

Employment Facilitator
Rosie Hegarty
0439 562 895

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


Join our exclusive "Marketing for Small Business" workshop tailored specifically for local small business owners in Mandurah. This workshop is your golden opportunity to master marketing techniques and propel your business towards success.

We are committed to empowering your business with essential knowledge, skills, and collaborative networks needed to excel in the ever-evolving realm of marketing.

Immerse yourself in 8 weeks of intensive marketing training that will revolutionise your business strategies. To ensure personalised attention, we're limiting workshop slots to a maximum of 15 participants.

What you'll learn: 

  • Mastering marketing fundamentals: Establish a strong foundation in marketing concepts and strategies to guide your business.
  • Crafting effective marketing plans: Learn to create and implement marketing plans tailored to your business's unique needs.
  • Enhancing digital marketing proficiency: Dive into social media and online presence optimisation to maximise your marketing impact.
  • Refining customer targeting skills: Improve your ability to identify and engage with your ideal customer base effectively.
  • Measuring marketing performance: Learn to measure, analyse, and optimise your marketing efforts for exceptional results.
  • Harnessing networking and collaboration: Unlock growth opportunities by connecting with local businesses and forging valuable partnerships.

Bonus: Receive complimentary one-on-one business advisory sessions during and after the course for personalised support.

Tuesday 2 July 2024 – Tuesday 27 August 2024 (with a break on 15 August)

Mandurah Business Development Centre
10 Lively Place, Mandurah

Tuesdays, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to revitalise your business with the Marketing for Small Business Workshop.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this workshop is your fast-track to mastering marketing, achieving remarkable growth, and surpassing your competition.

Register here

Ready to turn your business dreams into reality? Start Up Smart is an 8-week program designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey.

From validating your business idea to crafting a comprehensive business plan, this course covers it all. Join us and build a strong foundation for your business success!

What you'll gain from this course:

  • Validating your business idea
  • Identifying your target market and competition
  • Testing and validating your products/services
  • Developing a solid business model
  • Managing finances and pricing strategies
  • Establishing your brand identity
  • Mastering digital and social media communication
  • Learning lead generation and content development
  • Planning and executing marketing strategies
  • Streamlining business processes
  • Creating a comprehensive business plan
  • Enhancing time management skills
  • Fostering well-being and mindset

Bonus: Receive personalised one-on-one business advisory sessions during and after the course for ongoing support.

Mandurah Business Development Centre
10 Lively Place, Mandurah

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday 4 July to Thursday 29 August 2024

Please note that this course is exclusively available for Mandurah residents.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to enhance your business skills and entrepreneurial journey. Applications open until 21 June 2024.
Apply now by filling out the Start Up Smart application form. 

Apply here

Are you a small business owner eager to unlock the power of video marketing using just your smartphone?

Join our 'Mobile Phone Video Editing for Small Business’ workshop and kickstart your journey to video marketing success. Led by renowned international award-winning filmmaker, Mark Regan, this hands-on experience will equip you with the skills needed to edit compelling videos for your business.

In today's digital age, video content reigns supreme in engaging audiences. Businesses leveraging video effectively gain a competitive edge in connecting with their target audience.
Mobile phone filmmaking democratises video creation, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes, regardless of budget constraints.

What you'll learn:

  • Discover video editing apps for Android and Apple devices
  • Master visual editing techniques with insider tips and tricks
  • Enhance your videos with sound editing
  • Add transitions, text, and basic effects
  • Export and share edited videos
  • Understand video file formats and resolutions
  • Learn to upload videos to social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Gain insights into Video SEO basics: titles, descriptions, and keywords
  • Explore strategies for online video sharing and publication

Requirements for this course:

Familiarity with your mobile phone camera settings
Download designated video editing apps (details provided upon registration)
Bring a short 30-second video filmed with your phone


We are running two sessions for this course. Choose the time that suits you best.

Session 1:
Thursday 27 June 9:30am – 11:30am

Session 2:
Thursday 27 June 5:30pm – 7:30pm

10 Lively Place, Mandurah

Apply here
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.
Find out more from the WA Police Force Business Beat website

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Don’t miss a grant or funding opportunity!

Explore the City of Mandurah Grant Finder for a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available Find out more