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

131,000
residents
11,400
businesses
50,000
local jobs

A growing economy at

6
GDP
11
retail precincts
3
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)
Click here

Existing Business 

(Your business is up and running)
Click here

List your business on Rediscover Local

Banyule’s local business directory encouraging residents to shop local by making businesses visible and accessible through offers, competitions, and spotlights.

Register your free listing now!

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.

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Latest News & Updates

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

News
June 29, 2021

Temporary Outdoor Dining Parklets Extended

Temporary Outdoor Dining Parklets were an item on last night’s Council Meeting agenda. The recommendations for this item were informed by a community engagement project managed by a third party…
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May 26, 2021

Activating vacant shopfronts and showcasing small business through shoppable windows

To help create vibrant shopping strips, Banyule Council is introducing Rediscover Local Shoppable Windows. Installed in vacant shopfronts across Banyule’s shopping strips and retail precincts. Passers-by will be able to…
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May 18, 2021

Banyule City Council invites Expressions of Interest for Bellfield Social Enterprise Cafe

Banyule City Council invites Expressions of Interest from applicants to undertake the management and operation of a new social enterprise café intended to create targeted supported training and employment opportunities…
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