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Starting a business

Below are some useful resources to help people thinking of starting a business.

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Business support

The Economic Development team is your point of contact with Council.  The team can provide support and connect with other services to start your business. Contact the Economic Development team directly on 9217 2278 or business@whittlesea.vic.gov.au  

 

Do I need a permit?

Whether you are a new or established business, you will likely need a permit to operate. In some cases, you may even need more than one. 

This business permit check will give you a better understanding of the type of permit/s you may need. You can further discuss your ideas in more detail with our Economic Development Team.

Contact us on 9217 2278.

Permits you may need

Depending on the type of business you operate or plan to operate you may need a permit. Typically, a business may need a planning, building, health or a footpath trading permit. 

​Use our business permit checker to see what types of permits you may need.

Setting up a business from home?

Setting up your business from home can be a very cost-effective way to get started, as you’ll save money and time on rent and travel. You can run many types of business from home if they do not disturb the surrounding neighbours. Running a business from home may require a permit. Complete a business permit check for further information. 

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