Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business in Latrobe City is now faster and easier than ever.

Starting a new business can be an exciting but daunting process, with a variety of regulatory requirements, registrations and permits needed before you commence trading.

To complete this process, you need an understanding of what permits and registrations your business will need.

This is where our Business Approvals Officer can help!

Our Business Approvals Officer is here to provide advice about which permits and registrations you will require by arranging a pre application meeting with experts from all relevant departments (Planning, Health Services, Local Laws).

This meeting is designed to answer all your questions and provide you with everything you need to start the application process.

Want to organise a Pre Application Meeting?

Having a pre application meeting is highly recommended, it will help you understand the process, provide you with all the information you need and hopefully ensure you have no surprises through the assessment process.

To organise a Pre Application meeting, contact our Business Approvals Officer

  • Phone 03 5128 5789, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Email: Businessapprovals@latrobe.vic.gov.au
  • Counter advice at Latrobe City Corporate Headquarters, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.15pm

Apply for a New Business

Business Approvals applications can be submitted via email, mail or directly at one of our customer service centres or libraries.

For help filling out the application form please read our Application Guide(PDF, 968KB) or contact our Business Approvals Officer by

  • Phone 03 5128 5789, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Email: Businessapprovals@latrobe.vic.gov.au
  • Counter advice at Latrobe City Corporate Headquarters, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.15pm

Apply via Email

Applying via email is the easiest and most convenient way to lodge your application.

Send your email to: Businessapprovals@latrobe.vic.gov.au, using the subject ‘Business Approval Application’

Once the application has been received, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact our Business Approvals Officer

Apply in person or via mail

If you prefer to submit a paper form, complete the Application Form and return it to one of our service centres or libraries, or mail to ‘Attention: Business Approvals Officer’ Latrobe City Council at PO Box 264, Morwell VIC 3840,

Note: Other information may be requested by Council if it is considered necessary to assess the application.

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