You may need assistance or advice with building or planning permits, or government or industry regulations. To see if this applies to your new business, please contact our Economic Development unit on 5568 0573.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) is a quick and easy online service that will help you find out about all the licences, permits, approvals, standards and guidelines that you need to know about.
Enter your business details into the ABLIS search and receive your personalised report that includes:
- Local, State and Australian Government regulations and requirements relevant to your business
- Licence fees
- Application processes and forms
- Periods of cover
Visit ABLIS online: https://ablis.business.gov.au/pages/home.aspx
For planning or building permits, you may wish to engage a planner to help navigate the process. The planning process can be lengthy and complex (depending on your specific project) and and you might find it's worth the investment to employ a planner to work on your behalf. This is like getting a lawyer for legal advice, an accountant to help with finance or tax concerns, or a builder to undertake construction work. Qualified planners understand the state and local Planning Schemes as well as non-Council related tasks that might impact your works.