Are you new to business or perhaps already operating a business within the City of Casey?
Did you know that there are many resources readily available to you that can help guide you through the series of questions you may have as you transition through the various stages of your business, including before you start, when you start, when you buy and when you run your business.
AusIndustry is a specialist program delivery division within the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. AusIndustry provides a range of incentives that actually assist businesses to grow.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS can help you to understand and use statistics to make informed decisions. Along with free statistics, they also provide related information and services on a wide range of economic, social matters and environmental matters.
- Australian Business Register (ATO)
The Australian Business Register (ABR) is an extensive database that identities information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian business number (ABN).
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
- Australian Government
business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
- Australian Taxation Office
The Australian Taxation Office is the Government's principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer's portfolio. Our role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency. Through their global network, they assist Australian companies to succeed in international business, attract productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promote Australia's education sector internationally.
- BEC Australia
Business Enterprise Centres throughout Australia are able to offer businesses a range of services and assistance. Whether you are starting up a new business or wanting to improve your existing business, your local BEC office can provide the support and help you require.
- Business Licence Information Service
Find the licences and registrations your business needs and build a personalised information pack.
- Business Victoria
Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.
- Consumer Affairs Victoria
Regulator of Victoria’s consumer whose purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed traders and consumers.
- Eastern Innovation Business Centre
The Eastern Innovation and Business Centre is perfect for businesses developing new products, services, designs and later commercialising these ideas. In particular, the Centre offers high-tech, well-equipped facilities, such as dry and wet research laboratories.
- Export Connections
Export Connections is run by Business Victoria and is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.
- Grants Link
Find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities.
- ICN Gateway
The ICN (Industry Capability Network) Gateway is a comprehensive online system with around $319 billion worth of projects and more than 70,000 suppliers listed. Whether you're a project manager or a supplier, you can't afford not to be using this powerful business tool. To register and for more information visit ICN Gateway.
- IP Australia
Administrator of intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.
- Job Services Australia
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.
- My Jobs - Chisholm Institute
A free employment website where employers can advertise job vacancies and their business to Chisholm’s 40,000 students and graduates.
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
If you are an eligible job seeker and are interested in starting and running a small business, you may be able to access assistance through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).
South East Melbourne Manufacturing Alliance (SEMMA)
SEMMA is a peak industry group representing more than 200 leading manufacturers based in South East Melbourne; where almost half of Victoria’s manufactured products are created.
SEMMA provides its members with a strong, clear voice and is able to participate in the ongoing regional and national debate regarding the critical need for an innovative and sustainable manufacturing community. It is consistently approached by both State and Federal politics for its opinion on issues affecting manufacturing.
The industry group also provides an important networking focus for manufacturing companies of all sizes, helping to forge inter-business links locally, nationally and around the world. SEMMA also provides strong leadership for regional projects and leads some of the most important programs attempted in the area.
- Small Business Emergency Management and Recovery Package
In Australia, natural disasters such as flood, fire and earthquakes can strike without warning. Your business is critical to your financial wellbeing and could also be a necessary service to your community, so it’s important to protect what you can in times of crisis. The good thing is you don’t have to plan for emergencies on your own. The small business emergecy management and recovery package has plenty of advice and support to help you.
- Sustainability Victoria
Sustainability is about making sure the social, economic and environmental needs of our community are met and kept healthy for future generations. As an agency of the Victorian Government, Sustainability Victoria has a simple goal: to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Victorian life so that living sustainably forms part of what we all do every day.
- Victorian Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI)
The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) is the peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State.
- WorkSafe Victoria
Working with the community to deliver outstanding workplace safety, together with quality care and insurance protection to workers and employers.