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Taking Care of Business

Banyule Council’s economic development team is committed to you. Helping businesses to innovate, adapt and grow.

Why Banyule?

Banyule has well-developed transport links, parklands, vibrant retail centres and dining experiences, heritage and cultural attractions, world class health and educational facilities and diverse recreational and sporting facilities. All of these factors, coupled with Council’s pro-business focus, make Banyule a great place to do business.

Home to

local jobs

A growing economy at

retail precincts
industrial parks

We’re Here For You

Banyule Council’s Economic Development Department is your dedicated team of local business advocates, committed to supporting you in the establishment and growth of your business. 

We are your point of contact for business enquiries, we connect you with local people and organisation’s through events and networking, we’re committed to supporting our ecosystem of shopping and industrial precincts and we can provide economic information to help you make better decisions about doing business in Banyule. 

Learn more about our support services

Tell us about you?

New To Business

(Looking to start a new business)
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Existing Business 

(Your business is up and running)
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Your questions, answered

What Business Grants Are Available?

Banyule Business supports business through a variety of grants available throughout the year.

We offer grants to support new businesses and assist you in discovering opportunities in Banyule. We help existing owners to invest in their business, helping them to stay relevant in the ever changing landscape.

To find out more about what Grants are available, please visit our Grants page.

Small Business Permit Assist - Tell Me More!

Whether you’re just starting out, looking to relocate, or change existing operations, our Business Concierge Officer is your one point of contact at council for permits and can guide you through:

  • The types of permits and registrations you may need
  • What documentation and supporting information is needed to lodge permit and registration applications
  • An indication of the aspects of your business idea that generally align with policy or could introduce complexity if you do apply for permits and registration
  • Business planning or support services

Click here to find out more

Business Events, Upskilling, Workshops, Training & Development

Each year we provide a range of business development and networking events to help businesses thrive in our municipality.

From sessions on how to start your business through to networking, how to improve  your online presence and more.

With topics and content regularly updated in accordance with the evolving business landscape, we have our finger on the pulse of Banyule Business needs.

View upcoming events.

Latest News & Updates

The latest updates from the City of Banyule. Stories, photos, and videos about our local area.

July 1, 2024

Diamond Village Watsonia Upgrade

The Economic Development Team were successful in securing a Living Local Fund Grant to reinvigorate an outdoor precinct for the local community that reconnects and reengages with the local neighbourhood…
June 19, 2024

Women In Business 2024

Wow what a day! Thank you to everyone who attended our Women In Business Lunch 2024. The event was well received and our guests left feeling empowered and inspired by…
December 29, 2023

Watsonia Town Square update December 2023

We’re pleased to let you know that construction around Watsonia Town Square is progressing on schedule. You will see some significant changes to roads and parking over the next few…
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