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Frequently Asked Questions

  • where do i find information setting up a business? 

    A. The Victorian Government has a website dedicated to new businesses starting up. It's full of information on a range of topics. Visit Business Victoria

  • Where do I find the required information for setting up a home-based business?

    A. Setting up a business from home is very similar to setting up any other kind of business and there is a lot of information available to assist you.

    * Business Enterprise Centres offer a range of short courses and small business management certificate courses that are practical and informative. You can find out where your local BEC is at this link

  • Where can I get help for my businesss?

    A. There are a number of good business consultants around. As with selecting any other professional, be clear on what you want to achieve and what you expect the consultant to provide you with, prepare yourself a brief or a series of questions you need to ask them, then shop around.

  • How do I learn about the Council requirements?

    A. Council requirements regarding home-based businesses are included under Particular Provision 52.11 in your local council's planning scheme. Use this link to go to Nillumbik Shire Council's Planning Scheme

For businesses operating in other areas, please contact your local council.

If you have questions that haven't been answered here, feel free to email and we will assist as best as we can!

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