Business Permits 

Greater Shepparton City Council is enthusiastic about new businesses commencing in Greater Shepparton and also the growth of current businesses within our region. We want to make the permit process as easy as possible so you can open your door and start operating.

Depending on the nature of your current business or proposed business, you may require various permits.

Greater Shepparton City Council has a dedicated Investment Facilitation Coordinator who can assist you with your approval process and finding your way through the various Council Departments that you may need to deal with.

Which permit will I need?

Depending on the nature of your business or proposed business, you may require various permits. Use our Self Assessment tool to see which permits you are likely to need:

Business Permit Self Assessment Form

Once the above form has been submitted, the Investment Facilitation Coordinator will make contact with you. If you wish to make direct contact, please email investment@shepparton.vic.gov.au

Approval process and indicative timelines

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You want to start or expand your business and you are ready to make an application.
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What next? Contact the Investment Facilitation Coordinator to discuss your business.
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The Investment Facilitation Coordinator will be your dedicated point of contact at Council.
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The Investment Facilitation Coordinator will ask you questions to understand your business and also to understand who you need to talk to.
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Council will organise a pre-application meeting so you can meet the relevant Council departments that will be involved in your permit approval process.
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You will then make your application via one form to the relevant Council departments.
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The Investment Facilitation Coordinator will keep you informed throughout your application.
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You receive your permits and are now ready to open your business and start operating!

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