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Australian Government Initiatives
As a potential business owner, you may be eligible for a significant number of government assistance programs including business advisory and referral services. You may also qualify for a range of government tax concessions, export finance and insurance services, workplace and employment services.
Such assistance is delivered through various Federal or State government departments and agencies, some of which are mentioned below.
Federal Government Initiatives
Business Entry Point (BEP)
BEP provides an extensive range of government information for new businesses.
Business Licence Information Service (BLIS)
BLIS can help you to find out about your business licensing requirements.
Grantslink is a government website containing information on grant programs and
advice on finding the best source of funding for your business.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
ASIC can provide you with assistance on issues relating to corporate law compliance.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO can assist you on all tax matters affecting your business.
JobSearch and Workplace
If you are thinking of recruiting staff, you can take advantage of this job posting,
searching and matching facility.
You can also access current information on wage awards and employment conditions
through Workplace, the Australian government's employment portal.
If you are seeking to develop or expand your business, you should investigate the
programs provided by AusIndsutry, the government's agency for supporting industry.
Austrade manages several export assistance programs designed to help Australian
businesses capture export markets.
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC)
EFIC can help businesses manage the payment and finance risks in exporting.
State Government Initiatives
Australia is actively encouraging business people to set up business in regional, rural or low population growth areas of Australia. To assist this objective, State/Territory governments can offer sponsorship to business migrants who seek to assist in the economic development of specific areas.
State/Territory governments also provide a wide range of post arrival services to assist business migrants in setting up their business in Australia.
For more information, contact the relevant State/Territory business development agency:
New South Wales
NSW Department of State and Regional Development
Department of Victorian Communities
Department of State Development
Small Business Development Corporation
Department for Business, Manufacturing & Trade
Department of Economic Development
Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development
Australian Capital Territory
Chief Minister's Department
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