Welcome to SEAANZ

Since 1987 the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd (SEAANZ) has served as a focal point for research, education, policy and practice in the field of small to medium enterprise and entrepreneurship.

SEAANZ is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that is an independent voice in understanding the nature of small firms, how they operate and how they might be supported by government, industry and academia.

SEAANZ is an affiliate member of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), a global organisation founded in 1955, and a member of the Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB), a regional affiliate body of the ICSB founded in 2013. Learn more

National Small Business Conference 2017: Latest News

Sponsorship Prospectus now available
Position your brand and promote your business to a direct audience of small business owners,
policy makers, educators and researchers. A variety of sponsorship and
exhibition packages, tailored to your needs, is now available.

Call for Papers/Guide to Authors
The call for papers for this year's conference has already opened with the submission deadline set for 1 August 2017.
Quality academic research papers, doctoral student research and papers from a policy or practice perspective are welcome.

More information about the Sponsorship Prospectus and the Guide to Authors is available on the Conference website



30th Annual SEAANZ Conference Call for Papers

Call for Papers - 30th Annual SEAANZ Conference Embracing Opportunity - Small Business in the Asia-Pacific

Paper submissions now open

Deadline for abstracts 1 August 2017.

Conference dates 11-13 October 2017.

Location Melbourne.

30th Annual SEAANZ Conference

National Small Business Conference 2017: Advance Notice

The 30th Annual SEAANZ Conference will be held in Melbourne on 12 and 13 October 2017 (Thursday and Friday)

Venue: NAB The Village 

700 Bourke Street Docklands Melbourne VIC 3000
Sponsorship opportunities are now available
Further details coming soon!


SEAANZ Enterprise Academy launches in Fiji

During October 2016 SEAANZ launched its Enterprise Academy in Suva, Fiji with a five day program run in conjunction with the University of the South Pacific. This program focused on building up the confidence and networking of young Fijians and helping them learn about enterprise and entrepreneurship. Over five days they created their own pop up businesses working collaboratively in teams. Read more>>>

SEAANZ Research Book Series 2015 Edition

The second edition of the SEAANZ Research book series has been published. This edition focuses on SMEs in the digital economy and provides a range of perspectives from academic reseachers through industry and government. Edited by Bernice Kotey, Tim Mazzarol, Delwyn Clark, Tui McKeown and Martina Battisti, the edition has contributions from Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Commissioner ACCC; Mark Brennan, Australian Small Business Commissioner; and Claire Phelan, Canon Business Services. This book offers a unique perspective of the challenges facing SMEs in Australia and New Zealand as they seek to deal with the rise of the digital, online and mobile economy of the future. Read more>>>

Highlights of the 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference






The 28th Annual SEAANZ Conference took place in Melbourne 1-3 July 2015 at the National Australia Bank's "The Village" 700 Bourke Street. It was a fantastic event. Click here to read more>>>

28th Annual SEAANZ Conference Papers






The papers from the 28th Annual SEAANZ conference, 1-3 July 2015 are now available. Click here to read more>>>

Images from the 27th SEAANZ Annual Conference


The 27th SEAANZ Annual Conference took place in Sydney during 16-18 July 2014 at the Australian Technology Park. It drew together a cross-section of the "four pillars" across the domains of research, education, policy and practice who focused on the theme of how to enhance SMEs in the digital economy. A series of photographs were taken of the event that can be found on this website. (go to images).

Highlights of the 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2014

The 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference took place from 16-18 July at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The conference focused on the theme "Enhancing SME success in the digital economy". An excellent cross-section of research papers, keynote speaker presentations and workshops made the conference a huge success. Representatives were there from all 'four pillars' of the SEAANZ community. Once again we thank the support of our institutional supporters and key sponsor Top Education Institute for helping to make this event such a success. (Go to website)

SEAANZ Research Book Series 2014 Edition

The first of our SEAANZ Research Book Series: "Meeting the Globalisation Challenge: smart and innovative SMEs in a globally competitive environment" is now released. SEAANZ has launched this book to provide a more accessible source of information for readers than is possible with traditional academic journals. This book brings together a cross-section of authors who encompass all "four-pillars" of the SEAANZ community. The book will be officially launched at the 27th Annual SEAANZ conference in Sydney on 18 July by the Australian Small Business Minister the Hon Bruce Billson MP.

Editors: Bernice Kotey, Tim Mazzarol, Delwyn Clark, Dennis Foley and Tui McKeown.

Available from Tilde Publishing

ACCC Small Business Education Programs

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a series of specialist education modules targeted at small business owners. They provide valuable information on the key provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act (2010). (Go to website)


30th Annual SEAANZ Conference 12 Oct 2017 to 13 Oct 2017
SEAANZ Enterprise Academy Fiji 2016 11 Oct 2016 to 15 Oct 2016
ICSB World Conference 2016 15 Jun 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
ACERE 2016 Conference 2 Feb 2016 to 5 Feb 2016

Become a Member

SEAANZ welcomes new members. Please click through to our membership benefits page or download the membership application form and submit to our Secretariat. For existing members you can now renew online via the following links.

Find out about membership benefits

New membership application form download: [Membership Application Form].

Existing membership renewals here: [Membership Payment]