Get a Featured Listing and be found above your competitors in the search results for your category and locations starting from 53 cents a day. Get Started Now.

You can get exact figures (and even see the number of views you would have received last month as a featured listing) immediately after adding your business as a free listing or by logging into your account and viewing your business details.

If you only want to access customers from your suburb then a free listing is all you'll need. However, if you'd like to put your business in front of targeted customers from one or more whole regions or from specific postcodes then you can do so quickly and inexpensively with a Featured Listing.

The Difference

What is a StartLocal Featured Listing?

StartLocal Featured Listings are a highly targeted advertising vehicle that works hard for your local business to gain the maximum exposure for your prospective customers, helping to drive more enquiries and sales for your business. Featured listings appear at the top and to the right of actual business results and are targeted to the keywords, categories and to the locations of your customers. Featured listings are an additional listing for your business over and above the free listing.

How Will a Featured Listing Increase my Exposure?

There are 3 different precision targeting options for featured listings.

  • Keywords: select up to ten relevant keywords for your business
  • Categories: select up to 3 categories that are relevant for your business
  • Location targeting: choose between laser precise targeting of specific postcodes (we'll even let you know which postcodes in your area view your categories the most) right up to entire regions.

Your featured listing is an additional listing that will appear in the sponsored results in both the categories and keywords for the locations you select. Unlike a free listing, it will stand out above actual business results, so you don't have to worry about being buried by your competitors.

Why should I purchase a featured listing?

Benefits for your business:

  • Dominate your category and competitors and get featured all the way up to hundreds of postcodes
  • Get an additional listing that appears at the top of the actual business results in your suburb and in the sponsored listings at the top and to the right of local business results in your targeted locations
  • No competitor advertising on your profile page
  • Live stats show you your click throughs, profile view and appearances in the search results
  • You can cancel at any time (min 1 month order)
  • Target specific postcodes or entire regions (e.g. Sydney, Melbourne, Blue Mountains)

What is the cost of a featured listing?

The costs start from 53 cents a day and vary depending upon your targeting options. You can also save hundreds of dollars and get several months free by opting for an annual listing. You can refer to the prices listed on step 2 of the add your business form or within the upgrade your listing option available via my account once you have logged in to the site.

What do I Get With a Featured Listing?

What will my Featured Listing look like?

You can see a preview of how Featured Listings look on step 2 of the add your business form or within the upgrade your listing option within your account.

Can I change my Featured Listing?

You can change your ad at any time. Simply login to your account and edit your featured listing. Changes to featured listings typically take 1-2 business days to be approved before going live.

How can I pay for a Featured Listing?

Currently, StartLocal accepts only VISA, MasterCard and American Express type credit cards. (StartLocal also accepts VISA debit cards).

Is There a Minimum Term? How can I cancel my Featured Listing?

StartLocal has no contracts. You are free to cancel or pause your featured listing at any time. You can cancel your ad by writing to or by deleting your ad within your login. StartLocal has a minimum one month charge, that is, StartLocal does not refund partial months. StartLocal does also not refund outstanding credits.

When Will I be Billed for my Ad?

Initially you will be billed once your featured listing is approved. After that, it depends on whether you opted for an annual Feaured Listing or a monthly recurring one. For a monthly recurring listing you will be billed once every 30 days. There is no automatic recurring billing for an annual Featured Listing.

Do I have to purchase a Featured Listing to be included in StartLocal?

Absolutely not, StartLocal is 100% committed to providing completely free business listings for any genuine business with a real local presence. We also allow online businesses that are based in Australia (with a real Australian address) and ship products to Australian addresses. This does not include online businesses that do not provide a physical product.

Will I lose my free listing if I cancel my Featured Listing?

No, your free listing will continue to operate as per usual. It is completely your prerogative whether you decide to keep your Featured Listing with all the extra benefits or just keep your free listing.

I am having problems and need to speak to your customer support, please help!

We are eager to answer any questions you may have. You can contact the featured listings team via writing to, via the contact form or by calling us on (02) 9415-3397.

What is your refund policy?

StartLocal bills one month in advance (or at the start of an annual Featured Listing) and does not provide refunds for change of mind purchase decisions or disruptions to service. StartLocal also does not refund partial month charges. Once you cancel your featured listing, you will not be charged again.

Are there any other fees or charges not mentioned?

Absolutely not, the only charge you will have is for the monthly or annual option you select.

Where Can I Find Information About Security and Privacy Policies?

Billing is done on a 30-day recurring basis or on a once-off basis for annual Featured Listings. All credit card detail transmission is done via a 128bit SSL certificate and credit card details are secured by our payment gateway provider, eWay ( You are welcome to read their privacy policy.

You are also welcome to read Start Local's privacy policy and our terms of use.

All charges are made in Australian Dollars (AUD).

How Do I Get More Information?

Proceed to the add your business form, fill out the free business listing form and enhance your business with a featured listing on step 2 of the signup process or if you already have a business then login to your account and see how many views you've been missing out on.

Advertising Enquiries: 1300 607 487 or

Start Local Pty Ltd is an Australian registered corporation.
ACN: 120 204 042
ABN: 88 120 204 042

Start Local Australia Head Office
Suite 505,
815 Pacific Highway
Chatswood, NSW 2067

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