Useful Business Sites

    Dispute Resolution

    • NSW Small Business Commissioner's Dispute Resolution Unit

      The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner's Dispute Resolution Unit helps anyone involved in a small business dispute or retail tenancy dispute to sort it out at the earliest possible point.

    • Financial Ombudsman Service

      An independent, neutral representative for when you have a dispute over a financial product or service.

    • Energy and Water Ombudsman

      An independent, neutral representative to help you navigate your business' rights and responsibilities regarding electricity and gas. It also deals with some water customers.

    NSW Government

    • Fair Trading NSW

      Promotes a fair marketplace by administering licences and regulations for businesses, and helps you understand your rights and responsibilities to your customers.

    • Food Authority NSW

      Provides information about regulations affecting the safe production, storage, transport and preparation of food.

    • Department of Justice

      The Department delivers a diverse range of essential services and supports to the community of NSW at the point in their lives where they come into contact with either the criminal or civil justice system.

    • Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing

      Helps you understand the relevant regulations concerning sale and consumption of alcohol with respect to your business.

    • WorkCover NSW

      Helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a business owner in regards to workplace safety.

    • NSW Trade & Investment

      Support may be available to assist your business export and expand internationally.

    • Office of State Revenue

      Get information about tax requirements, including registrations, reporting income and business expenses, meeting payroll tax obligations, and keeping certain business records.

    • Service NSW

      Find out about the business licences, permits and registrations that can be required, depending on the nature of your business.

    • NSW Industrial Relations

      If you employ people you have several obligations to fulfil, including providing minimum conditions and pay, and keeping certain records.

    Australian Government Services

    • Australian Bureau of Statistics

      Provides an extensive resource of statistics and case studies which can help you plan for your business.

    • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

      The office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman formed on 11 March 2016 supersedes the former Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner.

    • National Measurement Institute - Trade Measurement

      Businesses that buy or sell goods by weight, volume or length, need to comply with Australia’s trade measurement laws, Trade measurement laws also cover the format and accuracy of measurement labelling on pre-packaged goods.

    • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

      Get general business information, sign up to the Small Business Network newsletter or get specific questions answered.

    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission

      Whether you run a small business under a business name or as a registered company, you must comply with business name laws and may need to comply with corporations law.

    • Australian Taxation Office

      Get information about tax requirements, including registrations, reporting income and business expenses, meeting payroll tax obligations, and keeping certain business records.

    • Fair Work Ombudsman

      If you employ people, you have several obligations to fulfil, including providing minimum conditions and pay, and keeping certain records.

    • Grants & Assistance Finder

      Locate the grants and assistance that may be available to your small business.

    • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

      Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to comply with privacy law, which sets rules for businesses handling personal information.

    • IP Australia

      It is important to identify your business’s intellectual property assets, including your business’s name and any inventions, brands or logos, and to take steps to protect those assets.

    • Austrade

      Support may be available to assist your business export and expand internationally.

    • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

      Provides finance and insurance to assist businesses to win, finance and protect export trade.

    • Australian Government Directory

      A list of Australian Government Departments and Agencies, Councils, committees and boards and State & Territory Directories

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