Doing business with Council

Depending on the level of expenditure, we are required to use different methods of procurement to ensure legislative compliance. All prices quoted in this guide are GST exclusive.

Setting up a business

Most businesses will need a planning permit. Other triggers for a permit may include car parking, display of signs, serving of alcohol,renovations to a property and some types of home-based businesses.

Working from home

As a general guide, if you are working from home and produce items and/or you have clients visit your home for business purposes, you are considered to be a Home Occupation.

Enterprise Geelong

Enterprise Geelong is our dedicated resource for economic development initiatives and is the point of entry for businesses seeking to establish, grow or invest locally. We make doing business easy through positive leadership, collaboration and innovation.

Our role is to:

You'll also find economic intelligence, business events and more.

Licenses, registrations and requirements

Some businesses will need a permits for car parking, display of signs, serving of alcohol, renovations to a property.