Corporate Structure

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has been the primary provider of information and guidance to the small business sector in Western Australia since 1984.

Since that time, we have expanded our core role of primary provider of advice and guidance for small business in Western Australia to also include the Business Migration Centre and other specialist services.

We promote the small business sector through research, advocacy, liaison and communication activities and support the Small Business Centre Network’s 25 centres situated throughout Western Australia.

On 21 December 2011, Small Business Minister Simon O’Brien announced the appointment of David Eaton as the first Small Business Commissioner for Western Australia.

The Commissioner is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Development Corporation and David Eaton started this role on 17 January 2012.

One of the main functions of the Commissioner, under the amended Small Business Development Corporation Act is to receive and investigate complaints about unfair market practices affecting small business, and to provide assistance to attempt to resolve those complaints.


Refer to the Small Business Commissioner Fact Sheet for more information.

Four key areas

  • Small Business Services
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Corporate Communications & Marketing
  • Corporate Resources

Operational functions


Note: This structure is from the 2012-2013 Annual Report.

organisational structure 2013


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