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Are you starting a new business or expanding or buying an existing business in Nillumbik? You may need to get approval from Nillumbik Shire Council to do certain activities. This can include specific business permits or registrations for your business type.
Our Economic Development team can assist in navigating the necessary permits and approvals.
Before you apply for permits or registrations for your business, spend some time getting prepared.
You will need to be able to describe the type of business you want to set up and how it will operate in some detail.
Use our online form to check what approvals you will need from Council.
Contact the Economic Development team to book a new business meeting.
When you have identified the permits and registrations you need, you can start the application process.
You need to submit applications for each permit that applies to your business.
Apply for a building permit
Register your food business
Register your health and beauty business
Register your accommodation business
Get wastewater system permit
Register your domestic animal business
Once your permit application form has been submitted, we will begin assessing your application.
A team member from each relevant department will be assigned to your application, and they will contact you to:
To check on the status of your application, you can contact:
Once we have finished our assessment, we will be in touch to confirm our decision.
If your application is approved, we will email you a copy of your permit or registration and, where appropriate, hard copies will also be mailed to you.
When you are ready to open the doors, our Economic Development team will connect you with services that will help your business to grow and succeed.
Thank you for choosing Nillumbik as a place to start or grow your business!
Permits that relate to the:
Building permit fees are determined on a case by case basis taking into consideration the scope of the project, mandatory inspections required and the cost of the works.
For more information, see: Apply for a building permit.
Registration and certificates for:
The Economic Development team can help you: