Support and Resources

Advice and Support Services

Guides and information from government and private industry sources are available to help those who would like to start and/or improve their business.

These brochures are also available at the Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell.

Small Business Toolkit

The Small Business Toolkit is now available for download.  This toolkit contains information on a range of topics applicable to small businesses, from starting up, to actioning growth plans.  Developed by Latrobe City this resource is targeted to assist the growth of our local business sector.

Planning Guide for Business

The Planning Guide for Business(PDF, 687KB) (pdf, 687kb) outlines the planning permit process, and the course to be followed when applying for planning permits for a business or industrial activity in Latrobe City. It is designed to assist prospective or existing businesses when applying for a planning permit.

Guide are also avaliable from the Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell.

Food Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing food business, within the muncipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your food premises.

Accommodation Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing accommodation business, within the muncipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your accommodation premises.

Health and Beauty Businesses

Latrobe City Council's Environmental Health team can provide advice and support for those wishing to set up or purchase a re-existing beauty or health business, within the muncipality. Before you start construction or structural works we encourage you to contact the Environmental Health team  so they can provide you information on the requirements of your beauty or health premises.

Small Business Mentoring Service

FREE 45 minute mentoring sessions are available for businesses who would like the opportunity to talk to a professional about their business.

To book a session or to find out more, please contact us 1300 367 700.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner

The Victorian Small Business Commissioner operates a fair business environment for small business in Victoria. They assist businesses to resolve disputes, conduct mediations, and provide assistance at no costs or minimal cost to businesses.

For more information, visit the Victorian Small Business Commissioner or call 13 22 15.

Grants and Funding

The federal and state governments have tools which can assist you to determine whether you will be eligible for a grant. Please visit business.gov.au  and Business Victoria.

Tax Assistance

The ATO provides free webinars (online seminars) on a variety of topics delivered by experienced tax officers. The webinars cover thirteen different modules including introduction to tax basics, income tax deductions, home based businesses, small business concessions, activity statement essentials, goods and services tax, budgeting and record keeping, super obligations, contractor issues, depreciation, employer obligations, and motor vehicle deductions.

Visit the Australian Tax Office website for more information on webinars avaliable to business.  

For more information, contact us on 1300 367 700.