Starting and Growing Your Business


Whether you have an idea for a new business, have bought a business or are looking to expand an existing one, council has a dedicated business support service to help you get started and grow. 

Before you start trading you may need to apply for relevant permits. As a first step, we encourage you to spend three minutes to complete the business permit self-Assessment tool that will identify any permits you may need.  

Following your self-assessment, a team member from council’s economic development team will contact you to discuss your ideas and requirements in more detail. In the meantime, you can call us on 1300 656 564 or