Starting a new business

Do you have a great idea for a business and want to get started? We understand that it can be difficult to know where to start. That's why we have created this webpage to guide you on what to expect, what to do, and how to access specialist advice when needed.

Starting a home-based business

Some businesses may be conducted from your private place of residence without planning approval, however, the Bendigo Planning Scheme has a number of requirements which need to be met.

Business Permit Navigator

Use the Business Application Navigator to help understand the types of permits you may need for your business. It only takes a few minutes and at the end, you will receive a summary of the permits you will most likely need and how to apply.

Contact us

You can contact one of our friendly Business Help Desk staff on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

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