98% of businesses rely on

Referrals to get new business

Only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.

Why not make BNI Adelaide part of your referrals strategy?

I want to find out more about word of mouth marketing
I’d like to grow my business with referrals
I am looking for networking events in Adelaide

“Giving and receiving money is like having a sugar fix, you get a high and then it’s over — you’re forgotten. Helping someone in a way which touches their heart and soul is like embedding yourself within their long term memory.”

Juen Phie
Accountant – P&Y Partners, BNI Advantage – Adelaide

Welcome to

BNI Adelaide CBD & South

BNI is Australia’s first choice business networking organisation for business owners and managers looking to grow their business. BNI Adelaide CBD & South offer our members a collaborative community and the opportunity to share ideas, contacts, and most importantly, business referrals!

Now, more than ever, Adelaide businesses need to network to thrive in business. The rise of the digital landscape allows you to leverage both our local, national and global membership network to achieve your dreams. BNI Adelaide CBD & South provides you with a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.

We do so by providing an environment in which you develop powerful business relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals who have a similar growth mind set. By establishing this relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

BNI Adelaide CBD & South Numbers




Member Referrals
(Last 12 Months)


(And Growing)


Closed Business to local Members
(Last 12 Months)

BNI Australia Numbers




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Member Generated Business

BNI Global Numbers




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Member Generated Business (USD)

*All numbers accurate as of January 2024


Build networks and partnerships

Let your network tell your story.

Generate sales through word of mouth

Facts tell. Stories sell.

Join a team of like minded businesses

Strength in numbers. You’re not alone.

Focus on your

Work on your business not in it.

Collaboration not competition

global network
Share the work. Share the profit.

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“From connecting with visitors to generating referrals for fellow members — the number 1 skill you should develop is listening. The opportunities will flow when you really listen with purpose.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“BNI is very similar to all areas of life. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! If you are specific with your referral request, the easier your fellow members can help.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“Treat members how they want to be treated. If you want to gain from them, give to them. Put yourself second and you will come out on top.”

What people say about BNI Adelaide CBD & South:

“Share your why and ask your fellow members about theirs — this will be a huge motivation to help grow each other’s businesses.”

98% of businesses rely on referrals to get new business, yet only 3% of businesses have a strategy for referrals.

  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Increase exposure to hundreds of other business professionals
  • Participation in 50+ business networking events per year
  • Learn to effectively promote your business
  • Participate in structured learning programs
  • Participate in Leadership Team Training
  • Advanced Member Success Learning activities
  • Participate in business trades shows & conferences
Make BNI part of your referral strategy.
Contact us to find the right chapter for you.
BNI Adelaide Annual Awards Event

About Us

BNI Adelaide CBD & South is Adelaide’s largest and most established BNI network with ten chapters ranging from Norwood to Port Noarlunga.

Our members are quality business professionals from all industries who help each other to increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program. This enables members to develop long-term meaningful relationships, outside of their immediate network of clients and referral partners.

The BNI core value of ‘Giver’s Gain’ is not only promoted at the chapter level but embraced by BNI Adelaide CBD & South. By continuing to support all our chapters with specialist Directors and Ambassadors, who provide guidance in ensuring the success of the chapter and its members, we ultimately ensure the growth and longevity of our network in SA.


Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith
BNI doesn't just 10x my return on financial investment. The connections I have made save me money in other areas, and of course if I need anything I only need to ask and somebody knows somebody who can help me. This also means that I can be the person people go to when they need something because if I don't have a contact, my contacts have contacts. BNI provides a place to discuss business problems with trusted contacts, make friendships with others who get what it's like being in business, and make money through a proven model. I've been in BNI for 6.5 years and after receiving one particular referral which has paid off over and over, I now can't leave due to fear of missing out on the next one that may be around the corner! It's a commitment but it's one you will enjoy the benefits of for a long time.
Great opportunity to network with other business people.
Kelly Dawson-Fitzpatrick
Kelly Dawson-Fitzpatrick
We have been BNI members for 9 years now. BNI has provided our business the opportunity to grow without the huge marketing budget. It is wonderful to be surrounded by high quality businesspeople who genuinely care about your business and you as a person. Business can be a very lonely place at times but having a fantastic network of like-minded people to rely on, to help you grow and to keep you accountable is priceless. Our business has been furnished with many opportunities we may not have had if we didn't choose to invest in BNI all those years ago. If you are looking for a structured, systemised, and proven way to grow your business, go no further than BNI.
Alan Harding
Alan Harding
BNI is more than just a sales referral network. It's a community of like minded business people that are all keen to support their fellow businesses to grow and succeed. Both professionally and personally. It's all about building relationships and collaborating - not competing. The BNI core value of "Givers Gain" is a great philosophy, and you really do get back whatever you put in. Thank you BNI. My business has grown so much, and so have I. You've built a fantastic environment to grow a business in!
Rob Homes
Rob Homes
BNI has been one of the best investments I have made to my business and personal life in the last 5+ years. Having joined a great community of business owners / employers / employee's and contractors my own growth as a business owner has been beyond my expectation. Naturally the business received has been amazing and the support from the network and regional support from leadership is far beyond what I expected when I joined. One of the best things I have done!
Russell Dent
Russell Dent
Having attended BNI networking events for four years now, I can confidently say it's been an integral part of my business growth journey. The consistency and quality of connections have been exceptional, leading to numerous collaborations and referrals. Each event continues to offer valuable insights and opportunities for growth, thanks to the diverse range of industries represented and the expertise shared by speakers. BNI has truly become a cornerstone of my professional network, and I'm grateful for the ongoing support and camaraderie. Highly recommend to any entrepreneur committed to success!
Best networking organisation in Adelaide - A must do for anyone in business.
Natalie Daws
Natalie Daws
Since joining BNI and learning through all education provided, my business has doubled, enabling me to employ a staff member to keep up with demand. I have also built many life long business relationships and find BNI an great way to expand my networks interstate.
Enya Crockford
Enya Crockford
From a business perspective, BNI took me from starting-out-and -struggling freelancer to a business I love with a great team and clients around the country. From a personal perspective, the friendships I formed, connections I made, and skills I learned have been literally life changing. If you have ambitious goals to start, grow or take your business to the next level, I highly recommend BNI to help you get there.
Carmelina Zollo
Carmelina Zollo
BNI is not only a referral network, it is a support network for all things business - and you make some great long lasting relationships along the way which is an added bonus!

Stories from our members

More than I could ever have wished for.

After relocating to Adelaide from Melbourne I had a very limited network. I knew that if I was to grow my business in South Australia, where word of mouth is so powerful, I needed to expand my network. After unsuccessfully attending several informal networking events I discovered BNI Adelaide and my experience has been a stark contrast.

I was introduced to a local chapter by the Regional Director 4 years ago and have been a member ever since. While the connections and word of mouth referrals have more than paid for the membership, many times over, the reason I stay a member is the sense of community and genuine friendships that have grown over the years.

Thank you BNI Adelaide, the change you have made in my business is honestly profound and stunning.

Wayne Heywood, Creative Director of Brandnation

Right time. Right Place.

After a career in advertising, I thought I knew how to promote my copywriting business. As is turns out, the longer I was in business, the more my contact list seemed to shrink. I needed to increase my exposure by hitting the networking scene. However, that’s a hard slog for little return.

My wife has been in BNI for many years and is highly successful largely though the contacts and relationships she has made with BNI members. I had been to a chapter meeting many years ago but it wasn’t the right time for me. She recommended that I attend her chapter again when she became president and  I knew ten minutes into the meeting that I was going to join.

I’ve been a member for four years now and have more than made back my investment. What I love though, is being able to help other business owners, getting to know more about them and their business, and finding them a good solid business referral.

And thanks to the BNI system, helping out fellow members is wonderfully reciprocated. 

Steve Williss, Owner of WriteMind

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Find an Adelaide Networking Event

We run 10 networking events across Adelaide's CBD and southern regions every week.  Choose from one of our events below, or if you're not sure which is the right fit for your business, fill in our form below.

BNI Advantage

Kent Town Hotel

76 Rundle Street, Kent Town SA 5067

Friday, 6:30 AM

BNI Business Leaders

Socium Finance
9 Gordon Street (Unit 2, Ground Floor) Glenelg, SA 5045

Thursday, 7:00 AM

BNI Bayside

Morphett Arms Hotel
138 Morphett Road, Glengowrie

Thursday, 7:15 AM

BNI Coastal - Brighton

Seacliff Beach Hotel
221 Esplanade, Seacliff SA 5049

Tuesday, 8:00AM

BNI Evolve

Level 1/313 Payneham Rd, Royston Park SA 5070

Thursday, 7:15 AM

BNI Go Givers

Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Esplanade, Christies Beach SA 5165

Wednesday, 7:15AM

BNI Platinum

Walkers Arms Hotel
36 North East Road, Walkerville SA 5081

Thursday, 7:30 AM

BNI Success

Castello's Cucina 

123 Fisher Street, Fullarton

Friday, 9:30 AM

BNI Summit

The Haus - Hahndorf
38A Main St, Hahndorf

Wednesday, 7:15 AM

BNI Synergy

La Scala Cafe & Pizzeria
Corner, 169 Unley Rd, Oxford Terrace, Unley SA 5061

Wednesday, 9:45 AM

New Groups Forming

BNI South Coast

McCracken Resort
McCracken Drive
Victor Harbor, SA 5211
Tuesday breakfast

BNI Walkerville / Campbelltown

Walkers Arms Hotel
Friday breakfast

Let's talk!