Starting a Business

Open office area in the Flecknoe building

Congratulations on starting your business in Ballarat. 
We understand that navigating through government can be challenging. That’s why we have established the Business Concierge Service. 
This service will help you become operational as soon as possible by assisting you: 

  • Through the permit application process 

  • Engage with the different City of Ballarat departments 

  • Understand grants available 

  • Connect you with industry groups

If you're ready to apply for your business permit/s, please complete the Small Business application form. This single form enables you to apply for all the permits you may require.


Who can I talk to about the Business Concierge Service?

Contact our Business Engagement Officer on 03 5320 5500 or by emailing