Starting a New Business

The following links are provided to assist those people who are thinking of starting a new business or expanding an existing business in the Bellingen Shire.

Government & Industry Business Assistance

Business Entry Point:
Offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services you need on planning, starting and running your business.  

Department of Industry
The Department of Industry provides advice and assistance foster business growth, industry and innovation in NSW. 

AusIndustry is the Australian Government's business program delivery division in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  AusIndustry delivers a range of more than 30 business products, including innovation grants, tax and duty concessions, small business services.  

Enterprise & Training Centre (ETC): 
Since 1989, ETC Business Solutions has been a specialist provider of quality information, guidance, networking and mentoring opportunities for small business.  

Local Impact Economic Model

The following spreadsheet can be used to calculate the economic impact from a specific investment.  Ideal for starting a festival, event or investing in a new development.

Bellingen LocalImpact Economic Model 2014.xlsx (XLSX) (3.61 MB)


Michael Grieve
Manager Economic & Business Development
Ph: 6655 7306