Business Kit

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The establishment, growth and success of your business is of great importance to us.

The Business Kit has been designed with you in mind.

To help you navigate the many areas of council you may need to interact with in order to start or grow your business.

It also aims to introduce to our business support program. A program in which we offer many activities and events; often free or subsidised, enabling you to connect and network with other local businesses. 

The development of this Kit, is a testament to the hard work and tenacity of all our businesses and associations doing an incredible job every day of the year.

Your businesses bring prosperity and vibrancy to the community, making Nillumbik a unique place to live and work.

To download a copy of the Business Kit, click here.(PDF, 469KB)

For access to the forms and links mentioned in the Kit, please click on the menu items below. 

Local Business Associations

Nillumbik has a range of industry groups and networks who support new and existing business. We also work with a number of associations across the Shire who we encourage businesses to engage with. 

Please note the details for groups are subject to change. If you have trouble contacting any of them, please contact


Planning Permits

Before you do anything that may require a planning approval, please make sure you have read and completed (where appropriate) the following: 

For more information about planning permits, click here or to start the process of applying for a permit or pre application meeting click here




The Environmental Health team is responsible for registering and inspecting a wide range of businesses that operate throughout the Shire.

We recommend you reading the following documents prior to making contact. 

For more information about the services our Environmental Health team can provide you, call 9433 3340 or email 


Other Useful Resources

Council has a number of other resources that are important for you to aware of prior to making contact with any one of our teams. 

If you have any questions about any of these documents or you are unsure about who to speak to, contact Economic Development & Tourism on 9433 3111 or email