Business Information, Services and Support
There is a comprehensive range of business information, services and support available to business in the Shire of Mundaring. These services are available to all businesses, new and established, small and large, home-based, retail, wholesale or industrial businesses. This includes information on business planning and establishment, growth and development, planning, licensing and regulation.
The following pages contain information and links to:
Small Business Centre East Metro
SBC East Metro can provide you with independent, confidential, practical assistance and other support in business planning, financing, market research, trade information and industry regulations. The Centre is also a gateway to private and public support programs for business. SBC East Metro offers no-cost counselling and support to new and existing business. The business and public sectors in partnership fund the Centre in Midland.
SBC East Metro is located at 40 Helena Street Midland and can be contacted by telephone on 9274 6428, or www.sbceastmetro.com.au
Small Business Development Corporation
SBDC is a Western Australian State Government agency focused on the development of the small business sector and is committed to:
l championing the cause of small business;
l developing programs and services to meet the needs of small business development;
l establishing and strengthening relationships between SBDC and key agencies (public and private sector); and
l maintaining and enhancing the independence, innovation and responsiveness of SBDC.
l SBDC can assist with starting and growing your business, business support, and licensing information.
l SBDC is located at Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth and can be contacted by telephone on 131 249, or www.sbdc.com.au
Business in Western Australia
Government of Western Australia portal providing a range of information to business, including:
l Trade and Export
l Investing in Western Australia
l Selling to government
l Business Awards and Grants
l Business and the Law Training
l Workplace safety
l Business Link to business opportunities, business services and support, statistics and publications - http://wa.gov.au/information-about/business
Mundaring Chamber of Commerce
The Mundaring Chamber of Commerce is the representative business organisation for Mundaring and surrounding areas. Contact the Chamber at PO Box 27, Mundaring 6073 or telephone the Chairperson on 0408 947 640.
Swan Chamber of Commerce
The Swan Chamber of Commerce is the peak forum for businesses in the Midland region and is the only full-time organisation representing the business community of Midland and surrounding areas. The Chamber is located at 1/27 Old Great Northern Highway Midland and can be contacted by telephone on 9374 5000 or visit their website www.swanchamber.com.au
Australian Government Business Gateway
The Australian Government’s Business Gateway offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running your business. It offers essential business information on:
l Employing people Environmental management
l Fair trading Franchising
l Grants and assistance Home-based business
l Importing and exporting Independent contractor
l Insurance Intellectual property
l Market research and statistics Occupational health and safety
l Online business Registration and licensing
l Taxation Tenders and contracts
l Go to www.business.gov.au
Small Business Support Line
Telephone: 1800 77 7275
The Small Business Support Line provides an initial point of contact to access information and referral services that assist small businesses. The Small Business Support Line provides information, assistance or referral on small business issues including:
l Finance and cash flow management (including loan and banking products)
l Importing and exporting
l Tenders and contracts
l Intellectual property
l Retail leasing guidance
l Personal stress and hardship counselling
l Government regulation
l Human resource management.
l Marketing and promotion, including research and statistics
l Business planning and diagnostic services
l Legal, accounting and taxation services
l Registration and licences
l E-Business and online assistance
l Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
l Government initiatives, grants and assistance
l Employing staff
l Home-based business
Workforce Development Centre
The Workforce Development Centre can provide a range of information and assistance about career and training options, including:
l Individual career guidance
l Training course information
l Information about financial assistance for training courses
l Local job market information
l Referrals to training providers and other services
l Access to online career development resources and tools
l Workshops to help you in your job search
The Workforce Development Centre is located at 3 The Avenue, Midland. Telephone 9250 1516.
Australia's Fair Work System
Here you will find the information and advice for employees, employers and contractors about Australia's new national workplace relations system from the Fair Work Ombudsman. You will also find links to Fair Work Australia - the national workplace relations tribunal.
AusIndustry is the Australian Government’s principal business program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. AusIndustry provides incentives to help Australian businesses conduct research and development, grow small business, take up new technology, undertake industry-specific manufacturing and production, and commercialise new technologies or ventures.
The Western Australian office is at Level 25, St Martins Tower, 44 St Georges Terrace Perth. Contact AusIndustry by telephone on 9287 3500 or go to www.ausindustry.gov.au
The Shire of Mundaring supports home-based business. Information sheets are available on the planning and regulatory information for home-based business in the Shire - Check under the 'Resident Services', Planning (Planning Information) sector on this website.
The Australian Government’s Home based business page is:
Business Licensing Information Service
A one-stop shop for business licensing and information services is available at http://www.licence.sbdc.com.au/
For a range of programs and assistance for exporters, contact Austrade on 13 28 78 or www.austrade.gov.au
Export Finance Insurance Corporation
Are you an Australian exporter having difficulty finding finance or insurance?
Find out how EFIC assists Australian exporters. Contact EFIC by telephone on 1800 887 588 or www.efic.gov.au