Helpful business links

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Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps to identify relevant government licences, permits, approvals, regulations and codes of practice needed to meet compliance obligations. 

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) manages and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade) helps and assists Australian companies and supports business to export products and services.

Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) is the peak industry association for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the defence and security sectors.

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a membership-based organisation with a focus on building competitive and sustainable industries through extensive experience of industrial relations and workplace law.

Business Connect is where you can get free, tailored business advice in one-on-one sessions on topics such as business planning, marketing and cash flow from independent advisors who have experience in running their own business. offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services needed to plan, start and grow a business.

Business Hunter - helps connect, support and grow businesses across the Hunter Region offering a range of resources to help you build and manage your business.

Business NSW provide advocacy on key issues affecting businesses in NSW.

Export Council of Australia (EAC) provides grant services, networking, support, awards and recognition, trade policy, exporter advocacy.

Grant Finder helps to find grants and assistance to start, run and grow a business.

Grant Guru is a free tool to help Lake Macquarie businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations navigate the world of grant funding.

Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation supports local initiatives that enhance and celebrate the communities of our Region.

Hunter Region Business Hub provides sound business advice for anyone involved in a small business, whether you’re taking your first steps, or have extensive experience and need to get to grips with the latest innovations.

Lake Macquarie Business is a business community supporting small businesses to benefit our region.

My Business is an online platform to support business owners with access to tools, templates and advice lines.

New Hunter Business is contracted by The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business to oversee the delivery of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme and Explore Being My Own Boss workshop. 

NSW Small Business Commissioner provides high quality business advice, help and services to small business.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter is a leading economic development agency working to deliver Federal and State Government policies and programs for the benefit of the region. 

The Business Centre – supports small businesses with a team of business advisors to provide business advice, virtual support services and education to help you navigate through the stages of growth in your business.