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Running a Business
Operating a business can be challenging. Staying up-to-date on industry trends and opportunities can give you confidence and your business direction.
Registering a domestic animal business
Under current legislation, all domestic animal businesses must be registered with the City of Ballarat. Domestic animal businesses include: animal pounds operated by Council or a Council contractor breeding businesses (cats and/or dogs) training for dogs and cats pet shops animal (welfare) shelters dog/cat rearing/breeding premises.
Outdoor Dining and Footpath Trading
Businesses using footpaths for commercial activities such as dining, displaying goods, or advertising. Outdoor dining includes tables, chairs, stand-alone heaters pot plants/planter boxes, umbrellas, barrier screens. Advertising signage includes using A-frame signs to advertise your business. Displaying goods includes products being placed on the footpath for sale or hire such as a collection of books.
Starting a Business
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 Underst...
Supporting our businesses
The City of Ballarat is working with our local business community to ensure retailers and businesses not only survive this pandemic but thrive afterwards.
Any Ballarat business that sells food or drink must register their food premises with us. Our officers will inspect your premises and issue a certificate of Food Act Registration. Once received, you can handle food for sale at your premises.
Growing your Business
The decision to expand your business can be both exciting and daunting. We’re here to help you understand what may be required to increase your business operations. Our Business Concierge Service is available to assist you navigate through government to grow your business. Who can I talk to about Business Concierge Service? Contact our Business Engagement Officer on 03 5320 5500 or by&...
Invest in Ballarat
It has never been a better time to consider establishing your business in Ballarat. As the largest city in Western Victoria and the third largest and fastest growing in Victoria, Ballarat is a city that has so much to offer business and industry. You can discover everything our city has to offer business via our dedicated business and industry website. Who can I talk to about my business aspirations...
Accommodation and Beauty Premises
Call our Environmental Health team on 5320 5500 to discuss your proposal and how to register your business following the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. You must be registered to operate a: residential accommodation hotel hostel student dormitory holiday camp rooming house hairdressing beauty or beauty therapy parlour colonic irrigation tattooing ear-piercing any other business that involved penetration o...