Operating a business

The Business Growth Centre

The Business Growth Centre provides a range of services to support and grow small and micro businesses. Services and opportunities available include business advice, training and education services, business coaching and on-site commercial leasing within the business incubator. For information on how the Business Growth Centre can assist your business visit the Business Growth Centre website.

Safety and public health

Lake Macquarie City Council aims to promote safety and protect public health. We are also committed to preserve the environment through education and regulation - working with residents and businesses in the community.

Easy to do business with Service NSW

Tips on how to set-up a small business

Operating a food business

Important information for new or existing food business owners

Mobile food vending

Guidelines for mobile food-vending vehicles

Mobile food vending decision tool

Online tool to help you determine which approvals you'll need.

Other types of food vending

Food vending on private land or community events

Annual food inspections

Learn more about the Food Inspection Program

Food safety

Food safety standards and inspections

Hair, beauty and tattoo

Guidelines on opening a hair, beauty or tattoo business

Regulated water systems and public pools

Council undertakes routine inspections to ensure compliance

Commercial properties

Council's commercial properties for lease


Learn what tenders are open and how to submit your tender

Risk management at events

Managing risk and achieving successful events

Business sustainability

Improve your business's efficiency and bottom line.

Page last updated: 07 March 2019