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Business Kit

 

Whitehorse City Council’s Business Kit offers a range of information for new business owners. Be informed about Council and government services, grants, and a range of general and specific information that can help aid business growth.

Download a copy of Council’s Business Kit

If you are just starting a new business, you will need to register your business name.

To register for an Australian Business Number, visit the Australian Business Register website at https://abr.gov.au

 

Home Based Business

There are home occupancy requirements and considerations when planning a home based business

 

Planning Requirements and information:

Read the planning schemes online - home based business document

 

Additional information to consider:

  • If you are planning to prepare, handle or store food at home you must apply for a Food Act Registration. For more information, call Council’s Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197
  • If you are proposing to conduct beauty treatment including electrolysis, tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture or hairdressing at your home, you must apply to Council’s Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197 
  • Contact the Planning and Building Department regarding signage and if a permit is required 
  • If you are planning to alter or change the use of an existing building or carry out structural works you will require a Building Permit. Contact Councils Building Services Unit on 9262 6421
     

Please consider your neighbours when operating your buisness by:

  • Maintaining your property to ensure you make a positive contribution to the streetscape
  • Ensuring that any noisy aspects of your operation are away from your neighbours. Try soundproofing to minimise the impact on neighbours
  • Maintaining the residential character of the neighbourhood by storing materials and goods indoors
  • Discussing any issues with your neighbours before they become unsolvable problems