Australian government information to help start and manage your business.
Australian Business Licence Information Service
Identifies State and Australian Government licences, registrations, standards and guidelines applicable to your business. Contact Council to enquire about local permits and approvals.
Australian Business Register
Use the Australian Business Register website to apply for an Australian business number (ABN).
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The ACCC provides information regarding the rights and responsibilities of small business under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Subscribe to the Small Business Information Network to receive the latest news and events relevant to the small business sector.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
ASIC provides information and guides to help to start and manage your business and company and manages the registration of business names.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
The ASBFEO provides access to dispute resolution services as well as providing general business advice. Formerly Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner.
Australian Taxation Office
The ATO provides information regarding tax, reporting and compliance issues you need to consider when operating your business.
AusTender is a centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts.
Competition and Consumer Law Education
This site provides a suite of learning tools produced by the ACCC it help users increase their knowledge of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
IP Australia is the Australian Government Agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation and provides general information about how to identify, protect and take advantage of IP.
North Coast TAFE
NC TAFE can offer customised training and workforce development services to suit your business.
NSW Department of Industry
The Department of Industry provides a range of online resources and services to help start, run and grow your business.
NSW Fair Trading
Fair Trading requires specific businesses and industries to fulfil particular obligations. From accommodation services to travel agents, check these pages to check any licencing and operating requirements relevant to your business.
Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers NSW
The Northern Rivers Regional Development Australia branch (RDA-NR) provides access to funding opportunities and facilitates partnerships between the all tiers of government and the community and industry groups.