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Starting a business

What do I need to start a business

Starting a new business but not sure what to do next?  It can be difficult navigating through the application process.  Our dedicated Business Support Team in Economic Development will take the stress out of getting a permit and help guide you each step of the way.  The steps below will take you through what’s involved.


  • Step 1: How will my business operate? Business Victoria’s 'How do I start a business' is a great resource for finding out about starting and operating a business. You can also view Council's 'Guide to Business and Investment'
  • Step 2: What permits will I need? Check out our Business start-up questions or take our permit self-assessment to identify what permits you may need.
  • Step 3: Ready to find out more? Speak with our Business Support team to talk through your permit needs and whether a pre-application meeting is required.
  • Step 4: After your have spoken to the Support team, you will be sent a link to our single application form which includes all applicable permit and registration requirements.