Starting a business in Australia

Entrepreneurship can present viable alternative career options for newcomers

For some newcomers to Australia, entrepreneurship, starting a business, has a lot of potential as an alternative career option. This section contains links to resources that can help you to get started on this journey.


Guides and resources

Business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. It offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

The WA Small Business Development Corporation provides access to online information, tools and resources designed to support small businesses.


Support servicesTwo newcomers in a work environment

The Small Business Development Corporation provides free advice for small businesses in Western Australia. Business Local advisers provide free advice and guidance to help you start and grow your business – and being local, they really understand how things work in your area.

Get advice on:

  • Planning for success
  • Using the web to grow your business
  • Marketing your products and services
  • Managing your finances
  • Employing staff
  • Getting paid on time.

The Stirling Business Centre provides support for small businesses to grow and flourish. They provide dedicated offices, meeting rooms and shared working space. The Stirling Business Association, which is based at the centre, provides learning, development and networking opportunities for local businesses.

The Immigrant Business Networking Association (IBNA) is a member-based organisation that provides immigrant entrepreneurs with an opportunity to connect with networks and information that will assist them in developing successful businesses in Australia. The IBNA holds monthly networking meetings with guest speakers.