NSW State agencies
NSW Trade & Investment - Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services.
NSW Trade & Investment is the New South Wales Government's business development agency. It delivers programs and services supporting the NSW Government's commitment to winning new business in NSW. It is committed to developing the capacity and productivity of the State's economy. The Department provides advice and assistance to help businesses of all sizes establish or expand in metropolitan and regional NSW.
The NSW Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
Provides information about acceptable business conduct and behaviour. This where you register a business name and obtain business licences.
The NSW Business Licence Information Service (BLIS)NSW Industrial Relations (NSW IR)
Provides businesses with help in finding information about licences, permits and the other essential documentation required in running a business in NSW.
Provides businesses with information about pay rates and other conditions of employment in NSW.
Works in partnership with the NSW community to achieve safe workplaces. Runs return-to-work programs and provides security for injured workers.
The website has a wide range of content including sections dedicated to business. Find out about business life cycles, regulations, doing business with government, employing staff, grants, best business practice and your responsibilities to the environment.
A Commonwealth Government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running a business. It offers simple and convenient access to government business information, tools and services, for those starting, maintaining, improving or growing a business.
Delivers a range of business and innovation grants. Has an easy-to-use website allowing individuals and businesses to search for grants that assist businesses to diversify, expand or improve, or commercialise a technology.
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Offers a number of customised services to help Australian companies win business and trade overseas. Austrade provides advice on export practice, compliance with foreign regulations and understanding local culture.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Is Australia's official statistics provider. The ABS website contains a wide range of free, objective and accessible statistics that assist businesses to make informed decisions.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Has the responsibility of ensuring that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws. The ACCC helps small business understand their rights and responsibilities under the Commonwealth Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act, 1974).
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Enforces and regulates company and financial services law to protect consumers, investors and creditors. ASIC is responsible for ensuring company directors and company officers carry out their duties honestly, diligently and in the best interests of their companies.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Is responsible for the administration of Australia's taxation system including income tax, GST, superannuation and excise. The ATO website provides tax and superannuation information, publications, forms, tools and calculators to help individuals and businesses manage their affairs.
Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC)
Is an independent, national tribunal dealing with employment issues. The AIRC resolves differences between employers and employees by agreement rather than a formal, binding decisions.
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