SBDC e-news – November 2016 Licences

Do you have the licences you need?

Operating a business in Australia involves complying with a range of government regulations and laws that affect your business. These can include licences, permits and regulations, codes of practice and policies.

As a minimum, most businesses need an Australian Business Number (ABN), and a business name, while others may need a permit to play music in their business, or have al fresco seating for customers. There may also be other licences that are unique to an activity or location such as disposal of trade waste, storing and preparing food, or running a business from home.

We hope you enjoy the November e-news and that you’ll take this opportunity to forward relevant information to your members and associates. If you’d like further details on any of the matters covered this month, please contact us on 13 12 49.

The SBDC’s free, online Business Licence Finder can help identify the licences, permits and codes of practice you need for your business.

At the end of the easy, step-by-step process, you can download a personalised report covering:

  • a summary of all local, Western Australian and Australian government requirements relating to your business,
  • information about licence fees, how to apply, application forms and renewals, and
  • where to go for further help and information

Any information you provide when doing your search is confidential and will not be shared in any way.

Check out the Business Licence Finder.