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Welcome! Moyne is a fantastic place to do business. Setting up a new business can be an exciting time, but there are many things to think about and be ready for. Pouring time into proper planning is always worth it. Below are some handy hints to get you on your way.
Understanding how people live and work in the Shire, and what kinds of businesses operate here, can be helpful as you plan your business. Take a look at our economic and community profiles.
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:
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.
You will generally need to register a business name if you conduct business or trade within Australia and you are not trading under your own name. Visit the Australian Securities & Investments Commission website to register your business name.
It’s not mandatory to have an Australian Business Number (ABN), but there are a few good reasons why you should. An ABN allows you to:
Visit the Australian Business Register online to register for an ABN: https://abr.gov.au/For-Business,-Super-funds---Charities/Applying-for-an-ABN/
Council offers a range of workshops and business events throughout the year that may assist you during your start-up. There are also many helpful online resources you can access during a new business start-up.
We recommend registering with Business Victoria to receive information and advice on business start-ups including:
Visit Business Victoria's website: http://www.business.vic.gov.au/
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) offers information and advice for new business start-ups about:
Visit the ACCC website: http://www.accc.gov.au/business
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offers information and advice for new business start-ups on:
Tel: +61 3 5568 0555
Fax: +61 3 5568 2515
PO Box 51, Princes Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284