Starting a business can be both exciting and challenging. The City of Wanneroo offers a range of resources and support to assist you in navigating the early stages of establishing your new business.

Starting a Business - Process

Step by Step Process

Research and planning are a critical step for any start-up or new business. There are many great resources available to help you including:

Small Business Development Corporation for Western Australia
Support for businesses in Australia

Looking for something more local? Read more on support for businesses in Wanneroo.

It is essential to confirm that your business activity is compatible with the zoning and associated land use permissibility of your selected site or premise. Always confirm compatibility before signing a lease or a contract to purchase property.

You can check the zoning of your proposed site or premise using IntraMaps on the City of Wanneroo website.

Once you have determined the zoning, check the land use permissibility for your intended business activity using The Zoning Table in District Planning Scheme No. 2.

Call the City’s duty planner on 9405 5000 if you are unsure or require assistance.

Use the business self-assessment tool to assist you to determine the approvals you may require and link you to the online application process. It only takes 5 minutes!

This is an optional step for those that would like assistance or the opportunity to discuss their ideas or concerns with a member of the approvals team before lodging an application. A pre-approval meeting may be particularly helpful if your business idea is innovative, tricky or different.

Book your pre-application meeting here.

Did you know many of the City’s applications can be completed online saving you time and effort? Read more on business approvals to get started.

Once all your approvals have been confirmed, congratulations, you’re now in business!

Remember to make use of the local support available and subscribe to Business Wanneroo for the latest find information about local networks, opportunities and ongoing support.

Starting a business