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AusIndustry

AusIndustry is a specialist program delivery division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; it is putting the needs of Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information and advice.Go to site

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABS can help you to understand and use statistics to make informed decisions. Along with free statistics, they also provide related information and services on a wide range of economic, social matters and environmental matters.Go to site

Australian Business Register (ABR)

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is an extensive database that identities information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian business number (ABN). Go to site

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.Go to site

Australian Government

business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.Go to site

Australian Job Search

Job Services Australia is the Australian Government employment services programme that supports job seekers and employers. Job Services Australia providers offer personalised support to help job seekers to find a job, and help employers find staff to meet their recruitment needs. Go to site

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The Australian Taxation Office is the Government's principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer's portfolio. Their role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. Go to site

Austrade

The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency. Through their global network, they assist Australian companies to succeed in international business, attract productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promote Australia's education sector internationally.Go to site

BEC Australia

Business Enterprise Centres throughout Australia are able to offer businesses a range of services and assistance. Whether you are starting up a new business or wanting to improve your existing business, your local BEC office can provide the support and help you require.Go to site

Business Licence Information Service

Find the licences and registrations your business needs and build a personalised information pack.Go to site

Business Victoria

Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business in Victoria.Go to site

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Regulator of Victoria’s consumer whose purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed traders and consumers.Go to site

Eastern Innovation Business Centre

The Eastern Innovation and Business Centre is perfect for businesses developing new products, services, designs and later commercialising these ideas. In particular, the Centre offers high-tech, well-equipped facilities, such as dry and wet research laboratories. Go to site

Export Connections

Export Connections is run by Business Victoria and is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.Go to site

ICN Gateway

The ICN (Industry Capability Network) Gateway is a comprehensive online system with around $319 billion worth of projects and more than 70,000 suppliers listed. Whether you're a project manager or a supplier, you can't afford not to be using this powerful business tool. To register and for more information visit ICN Gateway.

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Indigenous Business Australia

Indigenous Business Australia serves, partners and invests with First Australians who want to own their future. Go to site

IP Australia

Administrator of intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade-marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.Go to site

Job Services Australia

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.Go to site

MyWorkSearch - Chisholm Institute

A free employment website where employers can advertise job vacancies and their business to Chisholm’s 40,000 students and graduates.Go to site

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

If you are an eligible job seeker and are interested in starting and running a small business, you may be able to access assistance through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).Go to site

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia brings together all levels of government to enhance the development of Australia's regions. Go to site

South East Melbourne Manufacturing Alliance (SEMMA)

Melbourne; where almost half of Victoria’s manufactured products are created. SEMMA provides its members with a strong, clear voice and is able to participate in the ongoing regional and national debate regarding the critical need for an innovative and sustainable manufacturing community. It is consistently approached by both State and Federal politics for its opinion on issues affecting manufacturing.

The industry group also provides an important networking focus for manufacturing companies of all sizes, helping to forge inter-business links locally, nationally and around the world. SEMMA also provides strong leadership for regional projects and leads some of the most important programs attempted in the area. Go to site

Small Business Emergency Management and Recovery Package

In Australia, natural disasters such as flood, fire and earthquakes can strike without warning. Your business is critical to your financial wellbeing and could also be a necessary service to your community, so it’s important to protect what you can in times of crisis. The good thing is you don’t have to plan for emergencies on your own. The small business emergency management and recovery package has plenty of advice and support to help you.Go to site

Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability is about making sure the social, economic and environmental needs of our community are met and kept healthy for future generations. As an agency of the Victorian Government, Sustainability Victoria has a simple goal: to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Victorian life so that living sustainably forms part of what we all do every day.Go to site

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State.Go to site

WorkSafe Victoria

Working with the community to deliver outstanding workplace safety, together with quality care and insurance protection to workers and employers.Go to site

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