Business Concierge and permits

Setting up your own business is exciting but understanding what permits and registrations your business may need can be overwhelming!

That’s why our free Business Concierge service is here to help you in determining what permits and registrations are required from Council to start, setup or expand your business.

We encourage you to contact us as your first step, before you make any substantial investment or sign any lease agreements, to ensure the business proposal can comply with relevant regulations requirements to set up and operate. 

We're here to help

If you’re unsure about what permits and registrations may be required to set up your business:

Contact the Business concierge 

How it works

Our Business Concierge service wants to help your business set up and trade as soon as possible. By providing a dedicated contact point at Council, to help you get the relevant information to navigate the regulatory requirements and obtain the necessary permits required to setup or grow your business. 

If you require multiple permits and or registrations from Council, our Business Concierge can organise a business pre-application meeting if needed to discuss your business proposal in detail with the relevant Council regulatory departments. This meeting will outline the information which will be required for any permit application you propose to lodge with Council.

Permits and legal requirements

Depending on the type of business and the proposal, you may need one or more permits from Council and comply with relevant regulation requirements. 

Navigating lease agreements and land use

We recommend avoid signing lease agreements or purchasing properties for your business until you understand all of the relevant regulations and permits that apply, and most importantly that your business idea is not prohibited at the proposed site.

We can help you to identify the applicable Planning Scheme and Building Regulations requirements early. This information will determine what can be done on the land and whether there will be additional costs associated with ensuring the premises is compliant. This will help you to avoid any potential problems caused by finding this information after you have signed a lease or purchased a property and avoiding financially nonviable sites.

Please also ensure you read the property lease or purchase agreements carefully, and if you are unsure always seek professional legal advice. Valuable resources include:

The business concierge service is brilliant. The service that Matthew provided, and his assistance was so valuable. I was concerned about making sure I was compliant in all areas of business and his knowledge was exceptional.”  - Megan Slattery, That Blonde Chick.

Page last updated: Thursday, 15 February 2024