Local Links

We have developed a comprehensive list of links that will assist you to develop your business. Commonwealth Government Ministers and Members in SydneyState Government Ministers and Members in Sydney

Local Councils
Ashfield Council (02) 9716 1800
Auburn Council (02) 9735 1222
Bankstown Council (02) 9707 9999
Burwood Council (02) 9911 9911
Canada Bay Council (02) 9911 6555
Canterbury Council (02) 9789 9300
City of Ryde (02) 9952 8051
City of Sydney (02) 9265 9333
Fairfield Council (02) 9725 0222
Hawkesbury Council (02) 4560 4444
Hornsby Council (02) 9847 6666
Hunter’s Hill Council (02) 9879 9400
Ku-ring-gai Council (02) 9424 0770
Leichhardt Council (02) 9367 9222
Manly Council (02) 9976 1500
Marrickville Council (02) 9335 2222
Mosman Council (02) 9978 4000
North Sydney Council (02) 9936 8100
Parramatta Council (02) 9806 5000
Penrith Council (02) 4732 7777
Strathfield Council (02) 9748 9999
Warringah Council (02) 9942 2111
Willoughby City Council (02) 9777 1000


Chambers of Commerce of Com of merce Chambers of Commerce
Burwood Chamber of Commerce (02) 9745 5622
Chatswood Chamber of Commerce (02) 9415 2636
Hornsby Chamber of Commerce (02)9482 8860
Hornsby & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry (02) 9482 8860
The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (02) 9241 1907
Manly Chamber of Commerce (02) 9977 0513
Marrickville Chamber of Commerce (02) 9569 1447
Mosman Chamber of Commerce (02) 9969 5044
North Sydney Chamber of Commerce (02) 9958 5595
Paddington Chamber of Commerce (02) 9358 6793
Parramatta Chamber of Commerce (02) 9683 6655
Ryde Chamber of Commerce (02) 9809 2900
The Rocks Chamber of Commerce (02) 9252 7499
Walsh Bay Chamber of Commerce (02) 9252 9876


Government Links
Apprenticeship information. Want to put on an Apprentice or a Trainee, this site will guide you through the process and help you to access the financial incentives that are paid to the employer. 13 38 73
Apprenticeships, Technical Colleges, and Skills Vouchers Programme. As an apprentice you may be eligible for a skills voucher that will contribute to the cost of undertaking accredited business training. 13 38 73
Austrade National Export. The Australian Trade Commission helps business in Australia do business Internationally by providing advice and market intelligence. 13 28 78
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Free statistical information on International trade, Retail trade, and household expenditure. 1300 135 070
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws. 1300 302 502
Australian Taxation Office. Apply for an ABN number; lodge your activity statement on line, handy hints for keeping your financial documents legal and up-to-date. Answers questions regarding GST, FBT and PAYG and much more. 132 866
Australian Business Woman’s Network. Assisting women in business to raise their profile by offering a range of personal and business development and networking opportunities. 1300 720 120
Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Enforces and regulates company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors. (03) 5177 3988
Business Gateway. Provides essential business information regarding Insurance, intellectual property, taxation, Grants and assistance and E-business.
Centrelink. A Commonwealth government Statutory Agency delivers a range of services to the community. 13 10 21
Department of Commerce NSW. The government agency whose role it is to make business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry. (02) 9372 8877
Department of Education Science & Training. Provides information on apprenticeships and traineeships, Science and Innovation. (02) 9298 7200
Department of Employment Workplace Relations. Funds programmes like NEIS (New Employment Incentive Scheme). Provides access to information regarding jobs, careers, training, and working conditions. (02) 6121 6000
Department of Education and Training. State government department responsible for schools, TAFE, state training initiatives, adult and community education courses. (02) 9561 8000
E-Business Guide. Provides information and resources about E-business for small business in Australia. (02) 6271 1000
Employment and Workplace Relations Services. Information about assistance schemes for people wanting to start a business; and for businesses employing Indigenous and disadvantaged job seekers. (02) 6121 6000
Dept of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people, families and children, people with disabilities and people in remote and rural areas. 1300 653 227
NSW Office of Fair Trading. Administers consumer laws and looks after the rights of the consumer, also advising business and traders on fair and ethical practices. 13 32 20
Office of Industrial Relations. Provides information regarding Award pay rates, conditions of employment, and the rights of employers and employees. 131 628
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. For people who want to work or study in Australia, information about sponsoring skilled people to work in Australia. 131 881
Department of Industry Tourism & Resources. Great information for small to medium businesses who want to be more innovative and get their idea to the marketplace. (02) 9338 6600
Patents, trade marks, designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights. All the information you need regarding your intellectual property rights, patents, designs, trade marks and much more. 1300 65 1010
Mature Age Employment. Promotes mature age employment and provides information for employers job seekers and mature aged workers. Fax (02) 6204 2645
Office of the Employment Advocate. This site is a must when you are making workplace agreements. Information regarding the Fair Pay and Conditions Standard (5 minimum conditions). 1300 366 632
Office of State Revenue NSW Treasury. Office of State revenue (administers State taxation), and the office of Financial management (advice on Economic & Fiscal Strategies) are together the NSW treasury Office. 1300 139 814
Department of State and Regional Development. Provides information about starting a business, managing a business, exporting, and technology in business. 1300 134 359
NSW Seniors Card Programme. With nearly 3 million people over the age of 60 there is a market just waiting for you and your business. Become a senior’s card member and get access to this vast and growing market. 1300 364 758
WorkCover. This is a Statutory authority promoting workplace health and safety issues. WorkCover also provides a workers compensation system for employers and employees. (02) 4321 5000
Women in Business. Provides information about women in business programmes, starting a business, managing a business, exporting, and technology in business. 1300 134 359


Business Links
Australian Chamber of Commerce (Canberra). The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is the peak council of Australian business associations and represents the interests of business at a national level as well as internationally. (02) 6273 2311
Community and Business Partnerships. For community groups and businesses, who want to connect, make a difference and who want to find out more information regarding forming partnerships. (03) 9320 6800
Department of Local Government. A Local Government Directory. (02) 9289 4000
Docdownload. Helps you to save time by providing templates for business and personal use.
FindLaw. Free Australian legal information including legal articles written by leading Australian lawyers on a range of subjects including family law, immigration law, resolving disputes and personal injury.
FITA. A member association represent a broad cross-section of the international trade community.
Knowthis. Contains information about Global Marketing, Internet marketing, Promotion, Advertising, Selling and a lot more.
Law. Provides information to the Law in Australia.
Ninemsn Small Business information. Real life insights, Profiles, Tips, Discussion board, Ask the Experts.
NSW Business Chamber. Assists businesses to manage people and growth. Can provide information on regulatory and legislative environment, codes of practice and more. 13 26 96
NSW Office of Fair Trading. Administers consumer laws and looks after the rights of the consumer, also advising business and traders on fair and ethical practices. 13 32 20
Standards Australia. Developing Standards. Develops and maintains over 7000 standards and publications in Australia. (02) 8206 6000
The Australian Copyright Council. An independent not for profit organisation providing information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. (02) 8815 9777
The Office of the Mediation Adviser. The role of OFMA is to appoint mediators to assist franchisors and franchisees to resolve problems without going to court. 1800 150 667
Thomas Global. Thomas Global has a complete, up-to-date directory of global industrial suppliers and product information. Browse through a detailed list of industrial products and services to access companies within these and many other categories.