Department of State Development

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

The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade’s own offices and is delivered in partnership with the Department of State Development (DSD) in South Australia.

The prime objective of Austrade’s TradeStart network is to assist South Australian exporters to achieve long term success in international markets  It offers exporters the combined resources of Austrade and DSD, providing local assistance and a direct link to Austrade’s services and overseas network.

Providing advice and information for South Australian exporters

  • doing business in overseas markets, including market entry strategies
  • general international marketing and promotional advice
  • international industry insights
  • referrals to specialist professional service providers in Australia and overseas
  • business etiquette and cultural tips
  • selecting potential export markets for your product or service
  • upcoming overseas promotions such as trade missions
  • potential financial assistance and other government programs.

Our advisors can help you

  • assess your export capability
  • prepare for your selected market
  • help you visit the market
  • provide follow-up assistance.

TradeStart Advisers

Each TradeStart Adviser delivers services within a defined geographic area of South Australia.

Northern Metropolitan Adelaide

Ariane Towse
Department of State Development
131-139 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE  SA 5000
Phone (08) 8303 2437
Mobile 0435 962 688
Email ariane.towse@sa.gov.au

Southern Metropolitan Adelaide

Justin Harman
Department of State Development
131-139 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone (08) 8303 2185
Mobile 0438 864 666
Email justin.harman@sa.gov.au

Northern Regional South Australia

Ryan Butta
Department of State Development
The Institute
28 Murray Street
TANUNDA  SA 5352
Phone (08) 8563 3603
Mobile 0477 747 654
Email ryan.butta@sa.gov.au

South-East Regional South Australia

Marcus Kuller
Department of State Development
152 Jubilee Highway East
MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5291
Phone (08) 8723 1057
Mobile 0438 160 738
Email marcus.kuller@sa.gov.au 

Riverland Regional South Australia

Margaret Howie
Department of State Development
PO Box 196
PARINGA SA 5340
Phone (08) 8595 8042
Mobile 0438 112 570
Email mahowie@nelwood.com