Useful Links

Useful links relating to other government and business organisations websites.

Federal Government

 Federal Government

An online government resource to help businesses succeed in Australia. The Business.gov website provides tools, tips and information to plan, start and grow a business as well as grants, registrations and support. 

Austrade

Austrade is Australia’s lead government agency for international trade promotion and investment attraction.

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is Federal Government Department that drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness.

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Their role is to support economic growth, by delivering policies and programs that assist job seekers to find work, encourage small and family businesses to grow, and maximise opportunity through access to quality skills and training. Find out more

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

If you have an idea for starting your own business, you may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides personalised support to help become a self-employed business owner. 

Fairwork Ombudsman

The Fairwok Ombudsman works with employees, employers and the community to educate and encourage compliance with Australia's workplace laws.

IP Australia

IP Australia administers IP rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.

Australian Business License and Information Service (ABLIS)

Find information about licences you may need for your business, find out more

 

Victorian Government

Business Victoria

Is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, manage and grow a business. Information including what to do before you start a business, business structure and business planning can be found on the Business Victoria website

LaunchVic

LaunchVic is Victoria's startup agency. They support startups and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits for both Victoria and Australia.

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, within the Victorian government and is Victoria’s consumer affairs regulator. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed businesses and consumers.

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region is a Victorian government department that aims to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions.

Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria's statutory objective is to facilitate and promote environmental sustainability in the use of resources.

Victorian Small Business Commission

The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) aims to create a fair and competitive environment for Victorian small business to operate, grow and prosper through its four functions – advocacy, dispute resolution, monitoring and engagement. Information and fact sheets about resolving business disputes are now available in languages other than English.

Victorian Workcover Authority

The Victorian Workcover Authority is the state’s health and safety regulator and is the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme.

Office of Projects Victoria

The Victorian Major Projects Pipeline has been designed to make it easier for businesses, suppliers and contractors to contribute to the major projects that will transform the state over the next decade and beyond.

North East Link Project

The North East Link Project's website has a dedicated for businesses, traders and workers

Worksafe Victoria WorkSafe have a free OHS Essentials program which provides free, confidential and personalised safety advice to small and medium businesses. 

 

Industry, Community and Associations

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are state and territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations and a council of business leaders from individual enterprises. They represent Australian businesses of all shapes and sizes, across all sectors of the economy, and from every corner of our country.

Australian Energy Foundation

The Australian Energy Foundation provides information for businesses about how to save energy and business energy solution.

Australian Industry Group

The Australian Industry Group is a peak employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors.

Australian Retail Association

The Australian Retail Association is a retail industry peak body representing Australia’s retail sector. It works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, and educating the industry. 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community.

Financial Counselling Victoria

Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) is the peak body for financial counsellors in Victoria. FCVic provides resources and support to financial counsellors and their agencies who assist vulnerable Victorians experiencing financial difficulty. FCVIC work with government, banks, utilities, debt collection and other stakeholders to improve approaches to financial difficulty for vulnerable consumers.

Small Business Support Helpline 1800 413 828 or find out more

Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational and recreational activities. 
Learn Local courses are available at selected community house.

Victorian Chamber

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business organisation in Victoria, informing and servicing its members, customers and clients across the state. Its aim is to lead businesses into the future through advocacy, leadership and services focused on innovation and growth.

 

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