Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. That’s why the City of Wanneroo is here to support you every step of the way! The following outlines the steps to getting your business started in the City Wanneroo.

Step 1: Research and plan to get your business started

The first step to launching your business is conducting thorough research and creating a solid business plan. This involves identifying your target market, analysing your competition, and developing a marketing strategy. Don’t worry if you’re unsure where to start – we offer a range of resources to help you research and plan, including support and advisory services, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Let’s get started on bringing your business idea to life! Go to Research and Planning

Step 2: Find the perfect location for your business

Choosing the right location is crucial to the success of your business. Not all areas will be suitable due to land use zoning, so it’s important to conduct thorough research before committing to a site. We provide several resources to help you find the right location.

Let’s find you the perfect location! Go to Selecting a business location

Step 3: Determine what approvals you need to start your business

Depending on the nature and location of your business, you may need approval prior to operating your business. We understand that navigating the approval process can be daunting. To help you, we provide an online Self Assessment Tool to identify the approvals applicable to your business.

Let’s find out what approval you need. Go to Do you need approval?

Step 4: Lodge your approval application(s) hassle-free

We’re here to guide you through the application process for any approval, permit, or license you may require for your business. We provide an online lodgement service, making it easier for you to both lodge and track your applications.

Let’s get your applications lodged! Learn about the application process for:


Step 5: Obtain your business approvals and get started!

Once all your approvals have been confirmed, you’re ready to start your business!

Step 6: Access ongoing support to help your business thrive

Congratulations on starting your business! Now that you’re up and running, it’s essential to access ongoing support to ensure your business continues to grow and succeed. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the ongoing support available to you. We’re committed to helping your business thrive! Learn about our ongoing support services through the following pages:

Ready to get started?

Check out the resources available through this website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to chat with us by phone, email or in person.