Australia and New Zealand



The first point of reference for government assistance programs and services.

Provides a number of services to small businesses including export counselling

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provide an enormous range of statistical information relevant to business. A fee is payable for some of the information.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The ACCC is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Trade Practices Act and administers the Prices Surveillance Act.

Australian Securities and Investments commission
Provides information relating to company name and corporation information.

Australian Taxation Office
For all information relating to the Australian taxation system, including free seminars for small businesses.

Business Angels Pty Ltd
A Business Angel is an investor that provides an equity investment to growing or new companies.

Business Entry Point
A Federal/State government initiative that provides Internet access to information on taxation, superannuation, OH&S, customs and workplace relations.

Business Licence Information Service
Helping you access information on all government licences, permits, registrations, and state codes of practice, required for your Victorian business.

Business Victoria
Business Victoria Website

Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria
Deals with registration of business names as well as consumer affairs and fair trading.

Dial a Legal Information
The telephone information services has information relating to over 100 topics relating to small business.

Equal Opportunity Commission
Deals with equal opportunity and discrimination issues.

Office of the Employment Advocate
Provides assistance and advice to employers and employees about the Workplace Relations Act.

Small Business Counselling Service
Small Business Counselling Service for the City of Boroondara.

Swinburne Business Enterprise Centre
The Swinburne Business Enterprise Centre(BEC) provides services to the small business sector in the eastern region of Melbourne.

Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Provides a range of advisory, consulting and training services to businesses. Members qualify for special rates.

Victorian Innovation Centre Ltd
A not-for-profit organization which assists small business operators to get their product onto the market.



Australian Apprenticeships - combine practical work with structured training for a nationally recognised qualification and a head start in your chosen career.

Australian Taxation Office - help and information for businesses on tax and employer issues including Business Activity Statements (BAS), Australian Business Numbers (ABN) and the business portal.

Australian Workplace - provides job seekers, employees and employers with information about finding a job, starting work and workplace issues. - a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running your business.

Community portal - information and resources for small business and work topics.

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - information about employment, workplace relations, skills and education.

Employment Services Providers - Australia's largest free online jobs board.

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency - through education, assists organisations to achieve equal opportunity for women.

Industrial Relations - links to State and Territory Government industrial relations websites.

Information for businesses - the Australian Government website link to information for businesses.

Qualification & skills recognition - the Australian government website links for qualification and skills recognition.

Safe Work Australia - leads and coordinates national efforts to improve occupational health and safety in Australian workplaces.

SkillsInfo - provides skills-related information for industries and regions.

Starting a business - government programs to help unemployed people who want to start a business.

Workplace Authority - provides advice, assistance, information and education on workplace agreements.


New Zealand

Market New Zealand
An online trade website offering NZ products for export.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Economic Development
The Ministry of Economic Development facilitates, leads and implements the Coalition Government's vision for economic development.
Statistics New Zealand
New Zealand's national statistical office.