Business Resources

Links to useful resources for business owners and operators


Emergency Help

The Small Business Institute

The Emergency Resource Portal is your one stop destination for managing all types of emergencies that could affect your business on any day at any time.

Business and Industry Groups

Western Melbourne Tourism

Western Melbourne Tourism Inc (WMT) is an urban regional tourism board incorporated for the purposes of developing a stronger more competitive tourism sector in Melbourne’s west.



LeadWest is a regional organisation for Melbourne's west focused on advocacy for the region as a nonpartisan and not-for-profit, membership-based organisation.


Australian Taxation Office

The ATO effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians. 


Business Victoria

Find grants and programs to support your business.

Networks & Mentoring

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Australian Chamber is Australia’s largest and most representative business network.


Small Business Mentoring Service

Experienced business mentors providing business advice to help you achieve your business goals with a wide diversity of background, skills and industry experience.


Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest and most influential business organisation in Victoria assisting thousands of businesses achieve growth through advocacy and consulting services.

Starting a Business

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable information.


Business Victoria

Starting a home-based business guide. 


Intellectual Property Australia

The administer of IP rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.


New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

The NEIS program assists people start their own business and offers valuable support to turn their business idea into reality.

State & Government

Business Victoria

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


Consumer Affairs

Helping create a competitive and fair marketplace for businesses and consumers.


Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling to ensure the integrity of Victoria's gambling industries and to minimise harm.


Victorian Small Business Commission

VSBC offers low-cost dispute resolution services, including mediation, and champion the rights of small businesses.

Sustainability & Waste

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Leading national policies and initiatives that grow the Australian economy and improve our industries’ capabilities through emission reductions, waste, science and innovation, energy, trade and business support. 


Sustainability Victoria

Supporting Victorians to transition to a circular, climate-resilient economy.

Trade & Investment


From trade and investment processes to protocols and regulation - Austrade helps Australian businesses, big or small, navigate complex overseas markets and make it easier for them to go global.



Home Affairs brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs, settlement services and immigration and border-related functions, to keep Australia safe.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Working with other government agencies, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ensures that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.


Global Victoria 

Global Victoria provides high level market intelligence, insights and guidance to be competitive in international markets.

Upskilling & Employment

Department of Jobs and Small Business

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.


FairWork Ombudsman

Giving you information and advice on your workplace and staff's rights and obligations.