Starting a Business in NSW: Overview

Ready to start a business?

NSW has the best environment in Australia to start or grow a business, with over 780,000 small businesses already operating across the state.

The NSW economy is growing at an above-trend pace, with solid population growth and a strong pipeline of public infrastructure and housing construction. Business confidence is strong, remaining above the national level.

Stages of Starting a Business


Relevant Government Agencies to Contact

To start a small business in NSW, there are many factors to consider to ensure your business complies with all local, state, and Australian laws and regulations, so that your business starts in a successful position. Outlined here are key topics to consider and the relevant government agencies you can contact for assistance.


Starting a Business in Australia

Setting up your own business is exciting but can also be challenging if you are not prepared. This guide will take you through each step of starting a business in Australia and help you understand what is ahead.


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