Information for Business

It is important for businesses to be aware of all the information available to help them grow.

The federal and state governments support business through taxation, skills development, regional growth and financial advice and training. Greater Shepparton City Council can also support you with details of tendering opportunities, licences and permits and local demographics and statistics.

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides a wide range of services to businesses including small business support, engaging workers, closing your business, applying for an ABN, taxation and superannuation information.

Business Victoria

Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business. On this website you can

  • access information about key business issues and get your questions answered
  • access information about specific industry sectors
  • identify the government licences and regulations that apply to your business
  • step through interactive guides customised to your business situation
  • register for a free Business Victoria account to save important information and get access to additional tools and services
  • find relevant financial support, advice and training
  • search across multiple business-related government websites

Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria.

Their focus is on investment attraction, job creation, exports, creating stronger economies, communities and infrastructure to create a strong and growing regional and rural Victoria. There are a number of programs to

  • promote business and industry development
  • work with local government and communities
  • help new businesses establish themselves
  • pave the way for existing industries to grow and diversify

Skills Connect

The Skills Connect Fund operates on a co-contribution basis to fund training of new and existing workers in nationally recognised qualifications and skills sets. The fund may be accessed by small, medium and large organisations, small business owners and sole traders. Co-funding is available for simple or complex workforce planning and development projects and can be used to address a range of workforce needs

NBN Rollout / Digital Readiness

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an upgrade to our existing telecommunications network. It provides the infrastructure for affordable, high-speed internet and phone access for all Australians, regardless of where you live.

Greater Shepparton Business Centre

Many new and emerging businesses need a starting point or room to grow. The Greater Shepparton Business Centre can provide the ideal bridge for such enterprises, as well as a high level of moral support and encouragement.

To support this objective the Greater Shepparton City Council is promoting the growth of Business in our region by providing support with office accommodation, industrial space, business support, meeting facilities, phone/fax and training services. 

By providing office, industrial space and management support at competitive rates we enable businesses to minimise start-up costs, creating an impetus for growth.

The Business Centre rents space on a month to month basis, without requiring tenants to enter into a long-term lease. It is also flexible in its configuration and structure to allow tenants to expand and contract the space they occupy as needed.

In addition, the Business Centre has available a variety of meeting and training rooms and regularly host workshops and seminars to provide small business with access to low cost resources and information.

Council Grants

Greater Shepparton City Council invites you to make an application for funding through the New Business Grant.

Demographics and Statistics

In this section, you will find a range of information about the activities that are carried out in Greater Shepparton; the demographic nature of the region; and a list of all the localities that make up our municipality.

Licences & Permits

  • The Local Laws Department offers  a summary of information about fire prevention, reporting abandoned vehicles, busking, getting permission for events and activities, use of incinerators and applying for permits to burn.
  • The Planning and Building Departments can offer information to assist you in understanding the functions and requirements of obtaining relevant permits as well as details about major projects dedicated to maintaining and improving the Council's assets and infrastructure.

Current Tenders

Check this page regularly for details of current tenders with the Greater Shepparton City Council.

Useful Contacts

The Investment Attraction Department encourages and assists investment, whilst working to develop employment and business opportunities for the established and emerging economic sectors within the Greater Shepparton City Council.  

Visit our Useful Links and Resources page for more information on how Council can support you and your business in addition to a list of useful contacts.