10 female-led businesses in the south to support this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day support women in business with our guide to female-led businesses in the Onkaparinga region.

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As International Women’s Day (IWD) approaches this week, it’s an opportunity to celebrate and support the women in business in our own backyard.

Women account for around one-third of Australia’s small business owners, and that number is growing. Adding so much to our business landscape, women offer fresh ideas and innovation, create new products and services, bring unique skills, and foster inclusive workplaces.

Whether you’re looking for a little retail therapy, gathering school holiday ideas, getting your finances sorted or planning an update to your abode, we have compiled a list of women-owned businesses in the Onkaparinga region. Check out our guide below.

Moose on the Fleurieu – Aldinga

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Moose on the Fleurieu is a beautiful homeware and gift shop located in the heart of Aldinga. Selling everything from fashion and accessories to beauty products and kitchenware, Kerry and the team are happy to help you find that perfect gift or special treat for yourself!

Where: 3/215 Port Rd, Aldinga, SA, Australia, 5173.
When: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

MisFits Boxing and Pilates – O’Halloran Hill

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MisFits is a boxing and pilates studio that prides itself on inclusivity and welcomes everyone, regardless of your ability. Since its opening in 2021, head MisFit Kelly has created a fun and supportive environment that supports everyone on their health and wellness journey and offers group boxing and pilates classes.

Where: 1/43 Main South Road, O’Halloran Hill, SA 5159.
When: Monday to Saturday, from 6 am.

The Macaron Bar – Christies Beach

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If you love a sweety treaty and are a macaron fan, then you must visit Alex and the team at The Macaron Bar. When you visit the shop front in Christies Beach, the scent of freshly baked macarons and the jaw-dropping display of colourful creations will have you struggling to decide what to try first!

Where: 4 Clement Terrace, Christies Beach, SA 5165.
When: Monday to Saturday, from 12 pm.

Bush Pods – McLaren Vale

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If you’re looking for a fun activity for the kids that’s away from the screens, why not sign them up for an Acacia Bush Pods program? For children aged 3-13 years and located out in the beauty of nature, children will explore and learn core routines for connecting with nature, combined with creative play and sensory awareness.

Whether it be nature craft, interactions with flora and fauna, knot skills or journalling, Schandra and the team provide an unforgettable immersive experience through various sessions.

Where: Corner of Pethick and Branson Roads, McLaren Vale, SA.


South Australian artist Alex Linden is a passionate creative who is known for her functional ‘artware’ along with portraits and sculptures. With her work found across the state at The Jam Factory in Adelaide, Rollo in Port Elliot, Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale and Willunga General, she also offers group and one-on-one workshops that include ‘Make Your Own Dinnerware’, ‘Build a Vase’, ‘ Wheel Throwing Instruction’ and ‘Christmas Ornaments’.

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