This site is an entry point for all things agricultural.
The Commonwealth Government agency for products, services and information, to support industry, research and innovation.
New to business check list.
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.
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.
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
Initiatives dedicated to promoting internationally competitive and sustainable business in Australia.
Department of Trade and Investment
Department of Transport and Regional Services
Aimed at promoting economic, social and regional development by enhancing Australia ‘s infrastructure.
For direct links to federal government grant programs and provides invaluable information on writing applications.
Intellectual Property Australia
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.
NSW Small Business
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.
WorkCover promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of NSW.
Fair Work Australia
All the information and contacts you need to understand the Federal Government’s new workplace relations system.
Business Name Search and Registration
Check availability of your proposed business name, then register your new business.
Obtain an ABN
Need an ABN for your business? head to https://abr.gov.au