Welcome to the Small Business Development Corporation's (SBDC's) Business Licence Finder

Operating a business in Australia brings a range of responsibilities, including the need to be aware of the local, state and Australian government laws that may affect your business. These include licences, permits and regulations, codes of practice and policies.

As a minimum, most businesses will need to apply for an Australian Business number, register a business name, or apply for a permit to play music in their business. However there may be other licences that are unique to a particular business activity or location, and may include disposal of trade waste, storing and preparing food, or running a business from home.

This free to use Business Licence Finder from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) can help you identify which licences, permits etc. you need when starting or operating your business, plus any codes of practice you may be required to comply with. Penalties may apply if you operate without them.

At the end of this step-by-step process, you'll be able to download a personalised report covering:

  • a summary of local, Western Australian and Australian government requirements relating to your business
  • information about licence fees, how to apply, application forms and renewals
  • where to go for further help and information

Any information you provide when doing your search is confidential and will not be shared in any way.

Time to get started!

To create your detailed report click on a button below.


Contact the Small Business Development Corporation if you have any problems in completing your search.

This information has been provided by the SBDC's Business Licence Finder.

For further information contact SBDC.

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© 2017 Small Business Development Corporation. All Rights Reserved.