Starting or growing your business

We know that starting a new business is hard enough, so we want to take the stress out of applying for the permits you need.

How we can help

We've got lots of information on business permits and processes, or our BizHub Concierge can guide your business through the application process, and then help you at each step of the way: 9298 4678 (9am to 5pm) or email

What stage are you at?

I’m not sure where to start

  • Talk to our BizHub Concierge
    They can discuss what you might need to consider.
    9298 4678 (9am to 5pm) or email
  •  If you’re still exploring location options, the following page can help with the effect different locations have on the need for Council permits, and whether a Planning, Building, Community Health or Street Activities Permit is required: Do I need a permit for my business?

I've got a location in mind. Can you tell me what permits I'll need?

  • Fill in our online Business Permit Enquiry form 
    You'll start with entering the business location address. Then we'll ask you some details about your proposed business and be in touch about the different permits you will need to apply for.
    Business Permit Enquiry
    If you don't yet have an address, please contact the BizHub Concierge.
  • Talk to our BizHub Concierge
    They can talk to you about what you might need to consider.
    Call us on 9298 4678 (9am to 5pm) or email

I know exactly what permits I need

I've already submitted an application

To check how your permit is progressing, or see if anything else is needed, you can talk to the BizHub Concierge.

Support for your business

Our dedicated business team can help with many other aspects to starting up your business.

Here’s some services to get you started:

  • Resources and information on our dedicated business site, BizHub Maroondah, for setting up a new business 
  • BizHub regularly runs workshops on starting a new business. You'll see them as they become available on the What's On page of our BizHub website
  • All Maroondah residents are entitled to a free 45-minute business mentoring session, which are held each month. They're a great opportunity to test some ideas or seek specific advice.  Book a mentoring session
  • Find out more about running a business from home

Other resources

  • Business  - The Australian Government’s business page has extensive information on how to start a business.
  • Business Victoria  - The Victorian Government has great advice on all aspects of setting up a business and also offers a number of workshops.