Support networks

Businesses in the Mount Barker District have access to a range of business associations that can provide advice, support and advocacy services.


Adelaide Hills Tourism

Adelaide Hills Tourism (AHT) contributes to a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry in the Adelaide Hills through leadership, representation, information sharing and strategic projects. AHT aims to increase the number of visitors to the region, their expenditure while in the region, their length of stay and return visitation. Increased visitor numbers and spending are key to the on-going sustainability of the region's tourism businesses and jobs growth.

The AHT region is defined by the South Australian Tourism Commission as the geographical area covering the local government areas of Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council. AHT receives primary funding from both councils with further funding and support from the South Australian Tourism Commission.

AHT is an independent regional tourism organisation constituted as an Incorporated Association. Its committee meets monthly and comprises tourism industry representatives as well as representatives from the two councils and other related industry sectors.

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Mt Barker Business Group

The Mt Barker Business Group (MBBG) is a group of business owners that meet every fortnight to help each other by using the referral and networking system. The best form of advertising for any business is word of mouth.
MBBG supports local Adelaide Hills businesses to promote and refer each others business and to ensure that consumer dollars are spent locally.

The MBBG vision is to maintain and increase business and trade in the hills where it benefits both local businesses and the wider community.

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Hahndorf Business and Tourism Association

The Hahndorf Business and Tourism Association provides support, advice and professional development opportunities for businesses in Hahndorf and surrounds.

For further information about the association contact:

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Business Mount Barker

Contact Council for information about other business and networking groups.

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