Business Development

 Refer to the below for support services for businesses:

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

The ACCC provides small business support, franchising, mergers, authorisations, your obligations, professions and industry codes of conduct.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC provides a range of information and guides to help start and manage your business or company.

business.gov.au - Federal government web portal

The business.gov.au website is an online resource provided by the Federal Government for the Australian business community. It offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services required by business owners. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. The Australian Government has also designed programs to help Australian businesses of all sizes and from all industries improve productivity, increase competitiveness and create jobs. Information regarding grants and incentives for research and development, support for small businesses, tax and duty concessions, and assistance for industries in transition can also be found via this website.

icare - support and rehabilitation

icare offers support, rehabilitation and return to work programs for injured workers.

Fair Trading NSW

Fair Trading NSW Is a division of the NSW Office of Finance and Services (OFS) whose role is to make doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing best value for government.

NSW Industrial Relations (NSW IR)

The primary responsibility of NSW Industrial Relations is to monitor wages, employment rights, obligations and employment conditions in NSW.

NSW Department of Industry

The NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (known as the NSW Department of Industry) leads the state government's contribution to making NSW:

  • A fertile place to invest and to produce goods and services, and thereby
  • create jobs and opportunities for our citizen

They support all areas of economic activity where NSW has competitive strengths. They also have responsibilities for:

  • skill formation and development to match industry demand
  • partnering with stakeholders in stewardship and sustainable use of the state's natural resources; and
  • supporting economic growth in the regions.

Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner (OSBC)

The OSBC helps small businesses operate as professionally, efficiently and successfully as they can. The way they contribute includes:

  • Serving as a neutral party in mediation and dispute resolution between small businesses or between a small business and a larger one, or between a small business and government;
  • Providing high quality business advice and advisors with access to world class tools; and
  • Speaking up for small businesses within government.

SIRA - State Insurance Regulatory Authority

SIRA  Regulates Workers' Compensation Scheme in NSW