Useful Links

The Economic Development Unit provides advice and support to local businesses to help them start and grow.

To discuss how we can support your business, please call the Unit on 9518 3577 or email

Industry Links

Austrade is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency. Through its global network, it assists Australian companies to succeed in international business, attract productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promote Australia's education sector internationally.

The ABS can help you understand and use statistics to make informed decisions. Along with free statistics, it also provides information and services on a wide range of economic, social and environmental matters.

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is an extensive database that has information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the marketplace to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure individuals and businesses comply with Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

The Australian Taxation Office is the Federal Government's principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer's portfolio. Its role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.

Business Enterprise Centres throughout Australia offer businesses a range of services and help. Whether you are starting a new business or wanting to improve your existing one, your local BEC office can provide support..

Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.

As the regulator for Victoria’s consumers, Consumer Affairs Victoria's purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed traders and consumers.

This department is a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

IP Australia is the administrator of intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeders' rights.

The Monash Grants Finder enables people to find a list of funding and grant opportunities that can help community groups, businesses and individuals. 

The NEIS can help you to start and develop your small business by providing accredited small business training, help to develop a business plan and personalised mentoring. 

The Victorian Small Business Commission is your first stop for independent guidance on business disputes. It provides quick, effective, neutral and low-cost mediation services, so you can get on with the job of running your business. The commission often provides free webinarsnews and publications, information sheets and brochures, and information about upcoming events.

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports businesses through services across workplace relations, health, safety and environment, training and apprenticeships, career development and exporting services.

WorkSafe Victoria works with the community to deliver workplace safety with quality care and insurance protection to workers and employers.