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Small and New Businesses

NSW Office of Fair Trading - steps to register a business name.  

licence.nsw - online lodgement, renewal or alteration to business names.

Australian Securities and Investment Commission - information on registering a company name and obtaining an Australian Company Number (ACN).

St George and Sutherland Shire Business Enterprise Centre - support for start-up and established small businesses in the St George and Sutherland Shire region.

Office of Industrial Relations - The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) is responsible for monitoring wages, and employment rights, obligations and conditions in NSW. The OIR provides help and information to both employers and employees.

Office of State Revenue - Employers, or a group of related businesses, whose total Australian wages exceed the NSW monthly threshold of $52,912 are required to register for pay-roll tax. 


NSW Department of State and Regional Development - advice and assistance for fostering business growth. A useful stating point for understanding business essentials, business planning, insurance and marketing.


Australian Tax Office - essential requirements for establishing a business and employing staff, obtaining an Australian Business Number, Tax file Number, Pay as You Go tax, Business Activity Statements, superannuation obligations and Fringe Benefits Tax.

The Treasury NSW - employers and businesses whose total Australian wages exceed the NSW monthly threshold of $52,912 are required to register for pay-roll tax.


Office of Industrial Relations - responsible for monitoring wages, employment rights and conditions in NSW. Provides information and support to both employers and employees.

Workplace Authority - information and advice to employers and employees on pay, conditions and workplace agreements.

Rights and Responsibilities

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - rights and obligations of businesses and consumers.  

Occupational Health & Safety

WorkCover NSW- statutory authority that partners with the community and business to ensure safe workplaces, effective return to work programs, and security for injured workers. If businesses employ workers on a regular, casual or contract basis, they are considered to be employers and must have a workers compensation insurance policy. 

Intellectual Property

IP Australia - registering domain names, trademarks and product designs.  

Environmental Sustainability

Department of Environment and Climate Change - what is good for the environment can also be good for business.
WSN Environmental Solutions - environmental disposal of commercial waste.

Education and Training

TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute St George College - vocational courses, including accounting and business, computing, general education, building and construction, property, international trade facilitation, fine arts, fashion design, nursing, welfare, engineering, transport and travel.

Disclaimer - this information has been compiled using a range of resources and while every endeavour has been taken to provide a comprehensive guide to small business, no responsibility is taken for decisions made using information from this site.

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