For information on supports available for business, statistical data, and advice about business opportunities or niche markets, help with funding applications or general knowledge, email us.
If you want to start your own business, or you're looking for advice on growing your business, we can help you make sense of all the information out there. We can work with you to:
To contact the Business Concierge, contact council on (03) 5153 9500 and ask to speak to the Business Concierge.
Alternatively, email Economic.Development@egipps.vic.gov.au and our Business Concierge will contact you.
Access a seasoned entrepreneur or business professional as a sounding board. Help develop and review your ideas, confidential conversations to manage your issues, help you with accountability and help close your skill gaps. Visit the Work My Own Way website to learn more.
Work My Own Way is an Australian Government initiative to support Gippslanders to become self-employed. Whether you want to become a freelancer, small business owner, start-up founder or consultant, we're here to give you the confidence and skills to get your business off the ground or jump hurdles as you build.
Are you looking to start a small business but not sure how? Do you own a business and need expert advice on how to grow and thrive?
The Small Business Bus offers:
The Small Business Bus visits East Gippsland each year.
Find local businesses, local experts, business events, business news, upcoming projects and procurement opportunities to help you reach your potential on Gippsland Business Connect.
Connect with local job seekers via Gippsland Jobs Hub.
Employers can post a free job post to access a community of willing and active local candidates. You can also promote your opportunities on the web and mobile, as well as showcase your vacancies on social media and access supporting information and useful links.
For information on support available for business, recent research, statistical data, and advice about business opportunities or niche markets, assistance with funding applications or general knowledge, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council can help you access information, help determine eligibility, and provide details on which agency can answer questions related to your circumstances. For more information, visit our drought assistance page.
Business Victoria has information on issues such as trading hours, business registration, public health, occupational health and safety, consumer and tenancy enquiries.
The Australian Government business portal provides information on issues such as taxation, business activity statements and Australian Business Numbers.
If you are opening or expanding a business, you may need one or more permits from us. The following information provides an overview of the types of permits your business may require, and how to apply.
You are likely to need a planning permit if you are doing any of the following:
Visit the Application for Planning Permit page on our website for more information on how to get started on your planning permit application.
If you answer yes to the following question, You likely need a kerbside trading permit if you want to sell of offer to sell goods on any land that is owned, occupied, maintained or managed by us.
Visit the Trading Permit Application page to get started on your application.
You probably need a kerbside trading permit if you are planning on putting:
Visit the Display Goods on Footpath page to get started on your application.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are likely to need a health permit:
Visit the Registration of a Food Premises page to apply to register a food business.
Visit the Registration of Prescribed Accommodation page to apply to register accommodation.
Visit the Public Health page for more information on how to apply for health permits.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are likely to need an Event Permit.
Visit the Initial Event Permit Advice page to get started on your application.
For more information on how to apply for an event permit, visit the Events page.
Council does not provide these. You need to contact a Private Building Surveyor if you want to:
Visit the Building page for more information.
Council offers a range of workshops and training each year.
Our Business Development Program provides you with fantastic opportunities to build and grow your business.
Subscribe to the Business Connect newsletter to receive the latest workshops and training news.
To register for any of the below workshops, contact our Business Concierge on Economic.Development@egipps.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5153 9500.
Feedback from past workshops:
“The facilitators demonstrated a wealth of knowledge and the guest speakers were a highlight each week. Great concise information was provided.”
“Thanks so much for this incredible program. I’ve had so many take outs that I’m compelled to go back and write my top 10, so I can keep them front and centre. This program really couldn’t have come at a better time, and I feel so fortunate to have been a participant and met some great women along the way.”
The Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) clinics are designed to assist you with planning, starting or growing your business.
We partner with the service to bring you themed clinic days to help you in your business.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for businesses
Business Victoria provides the latest updates, business support and information. You’ll also find information about grants and funding support for your business.
For more details, visit the Business Victoria website.
If you cannot find the information you need, call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
The Victorian Government’s coronavirus website has information on the latest restrictions and requirements, and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus.
Up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for your business is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/business-and-work including:
We are excited to partner with Grant Guru to provide the ‘East Gippsland Grant Finder’ to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you from many sources including; State and Federal Government, corporate and philanthropic.
Our free service means you will never miss a grant opportunity again.
You can register to receive email alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.
For more information, visit the East Gippsland Grant Guru portal.
Grant opportunities offered by East Gippsland Shire Council including Community Grants, Arts and Heritage Grants, and Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES) can be found on our community grants page.