Getting Started

Small Business Assistance

Links to work and business-related government websites that provide valuable assistance to employers and business owners in establishing and operating their own business

Below are links to Commonwealth and New South Wales Government departments that provide information to help business owners set up and manage their business. Many of these resources also provide marketing strategies, tips about developing a business plan, and other important information you will need to know for your business to be successful. This includes information about: the Australian Business Number register; registering an Internet domain name; registering for GST; and other information.

Essential Information

  • Fair Trading NSW -essential information for all types of businesses.
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science -  offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
  • Small Business Commissioner -  The New South Wales Government information website for people starting, running or growing a small business. The information available on this site includes business advisory services, and information about planning and starting a new business in New South Wales.
  • Information about different business structures