handy links

HANDY LINKS

Agriculture portal

This site is an entry point for all things agricultural.

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/

AusIndustry
The Commonwealth Government agency for products, services and information, to support industry, research and innovation.
https://www.business.gov.au/about-businessgovau/Pages/One-Website.aspx

AusTender

The Australian Government Tender System provides up-to-date information on public business opportunities advertised by various federal government departments
https://www.tenders.gov.au

Australian JobSearch

Recruiting? Post jobs online for free through this national job vacancy database.
https://www.jobsearch.gov.au

Business.gov.au

New to business check list.
https://www.business.gov.au/business-topics/templates-and-downloads/checklists/Pages/default.aspx

Business Licence Information Service

Operating nationally, you can find out about government liscences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practise standards and guidelines for your business.

https://ablis.business.gov.au/pages/home.aspx

Department of Education, Science and Training

Go to the ‘training and skills’ section of the website for all the latest government policy information on apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational education and training.
 https://education.gov.au/

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources

Initiatives dedicated to promoting internationally competitive and sustainable business in Australia.
https://www.industry.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Department of Trade and Investment

Work with business to strengthen the State’s global competitiveness, promote investment and job creation and build business capability.
https://www.business.nsw.gov.au

Department of Transport and Regional Services

Aimed at promoting economic, social and regional development by enhancing Australia ‘s infrastructure.
https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/

Grant Finder

For direct links to federal government grant programs and provides invaluable information on writing applications.
https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/grant-finder/Pages/default.aspx

Intellectual Property Australia

All the information you’ll need to secure your intellectual property including patents and trademarks.
https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au

Local Government – Local Councils

Hunter Region BEC has relationships with the following Councils and local government areas.

Work, Health and Safety

Information to assist small business operators in understanding how to manage health and safety effectively and comply with OHS regulations.
https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA

NSW Small Business

Dedicated to business advice, tools and information for NSW small business owners.
https://www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to bring together all levels of government to enhance the growth and development of regional Australia.
https://www.rda.gov.au

WorkCover NSW

WorkCover promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of NSW.
https://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/

Fair Work Australia

All the information and contacts you need to understand the Federal Government’s new workplace relations system.
https://www.fairwork.gov.au/

Business Name Search and Registration

Check availability of your proposed business name, then register your new business.

https://asic.gov.au/

Obtain an ABN

Need an ABN for your business? head to https://abr.gov.au