Places in South Australia

South Australia: Doing business & staying in touch

Doing business in South Australia

In keeping with a reputation as the more conservative of Australian capitals, business practice in Adelaide is no exception. Business suits are worn by both men and women, and most colleagues greet each other with a handshake; business cards are exchanged between new colleagues. Most businesses and government departments require appointments to be prearranged.

Whilst Australia doesn't have a gift-giving culture, it is standard practice to provide a bottle of wine or a small dessert offering such as chocolate if invited to someone's home.

Adelaide's major convention centres are the Adelaide Convention Centre and Exhibition Hall, Adelaide Festival Centre, Hilton International Adelaide and the Royal Showgrounds.

Office hours

Business hours are from Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700.

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