We have developed the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative to recognise local government authorities in Western Australia that are committed to actively supporting small businesses in their local area.

Local governments are encouraged to sign the Small Business Friendly Local Governments Charter to show they have committed to work with, and support, small business by:

  • offering enhanced customer service
  • reducing red tape
  • making on-time payments
  • having a process in place to handle disputes
  • introducing other activities to improve the operating environment for small businesses in their area

Participating local governments will provide us with updates on how they are meeting these commitments.

Become small business friendly

All local governments in Western Australia are invited to participate. We also encourage you to contact us to learn more about the benefits of being small business friendly and how to get involved in this exciting initiative.

This initiative is supported by the WA Local Government Association, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Local Government Managers Australia WA.

Participating local governments

We are delighted that the following local government authorities have signed the Charter.

Each local authority participating in the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative has nominated a range of activities to improve their support to their small business community. Contact your local government to find out more about the support they are providing.

  • Albany - City of
  • Armadale - City of
  • Ashburton – Shire of
  • Augusta-Margaret River - Shire of
  • Bassendean - Town of
  • Bayswater - City of
  • Belmont - City of
  • Boddington – Shire of
  • Bridgetown-Greenbushes - Shire of
  • Brookton - Shire of
  • Broome - Shire of
  • Bunbury - City of
  • Busselton - City of
  • Cambridge - Town of
  • Canning - City of
  • Carnarvon - Shire of
  • Chittering - Shire of
  • Claremont - Town of
  • Cockburn - City of
  • Collie - Shire of
  • Coolgardie - Shire of
  • East Fremantle - Town of
  • East Pilbara - Shire of
  • Esperance - Shire of
  • Fremantle - City of
  • Gosnells - City of
  • Harvey - Shire of
  • Joondalup - City of
  • Kalamunda - City of
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder - City of
  • Karratha - City of
  • Kwinana - City of
  • Mandurah - City of
  • Melville - City of
  • Mt Marshall - Shire of
  • Murray - Shire of
  • Nannup - Shire of
  • Narrogin - Shire of
  • Northam - Shire of
  • Perth – City of
  • Quairading - Shire of
  • Rockingham - City of
  • Serpentine Jarrahdale - Shire of
  • South Perth - City of
  • Stirling - City of
  • Subiaco - City of
  • Swan - City of
  • Toodyay - Shire of
  • Victoria Park - Town of
  • Vincent - City of
  • Wanneroo - City of
  • Waroona - Shire of
  • West Arthur - Shire of

Useful resources

Small Business Friendly Local Government Alliance

The Small Business Friendly Local Government Alliance demonstrates a commitment to support small business start, grow and thrive.

Small Business Friendly Local Government Alliance companion document

Learn how the SBDC can support Small Business Friendly Local Government Alliance partners meet their commitment to their small business community.