Government Website Links

Apprenticeship Plus assists in providing apprentices and trainees across more than fifty vocations while supporting the apprentice or trainee and the employer for the duration of the training period.

AusIndustry deliver business services that build on innovation, investment and international competitiveness.

Austrade is the Australian Government's trade and investment development agency, operating as a statutory agency of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio.

Australian Bureau of Statistics assist small business operators with market research, profiling customers and can help you to understand more about your community.

The Australian Institute of Export provides practical export education and training, a wide range of exporter services and acts as a conduit between industry and government and exporter recognition events.

The Australian Taxation Office provides a range of services associated with small business, such as registering for an ABN and information to assist small business owners in meeting their tax obligations. is a Federal Government initiative that provides essential information on planning, starting and running a business.

Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, grow your business, access information about key business issues, specific industry sectors; identify the government licences and regulations that apply to your business.

Consumer Affairs Victoria is responsible for advising and educating traders and landlords on their rights, registering and licensing businesses; conciliating disputes between consumers and traders.

Destination Melbourne work with business; community and government to help grow Melbourne as an outstanding global visitor experience.

Enterprise Connect is a Federal Government initiative which provides access to specialist expertise and quality, technical and business resources to help transform your business.

Export Victoria - help ensure your business is export-ready and thinking about the best way of taking your product or service to the overseas market.

The Grants Link directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you. Find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities.

Grow Me the Money is an initiative to help small business become more sustainable and save money on resource usage.

Intellectual Property Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder's rights.

The Small Business Commissioner of Victoria is dedicated to promoting a competitive and fair operating environment for small business.

The Small Business Mentoring Service is an independent not-for-profit organisation that offers a range of programs and mentoring for businesses that want to improve and grow.

Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce focus on leading business into the future. VECCI provides leadership, information, representation and networking opportunities to businesses across the State.

WorkSafe Victoria provides assistance to small business and the community to deliver outstanding workplace safety, together with quality care and insurance protection to workers and employers.

Further information:
Economic Development Unit
Phone 9240 1111