If you're starting a business, find out what support is available and connect with local services. Here's a range of support and programs the Australian Government offers to support your business development.
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Self-Employment Assistance can help you turn your business idea or existing small business into a viable business. The program allows you to choose the level of support that meets your needs and the needs of your small business.
Self-Employment Assistance replaced the New Business Assistance with NEIS program in July 2022.Find out more about Self-Employment Assistance.
Entrepreneurship Facilitators can help you start and run a small business.
Entrepreneurship Facilitators promote and encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship. They help people to start and develop their business. They also help existing micro-business owners to keep their small business open.
Entrepreneurship Facilitators may also recommend other relevant small business support services, including Self-Employment Assistance.Learn more about Entrepreneurship Facilitators
New Business Assistance with NEIS
On 1 July 2022, the Self-Employment Assistance program will replaces the New Business Assistance with NEIS program. NEIS participants will continue to be supported in their NEIS business. New Business Assistance with NEIS is still available for eligible residents of Norfolk Island.Turn your business ideas into reality with NEIS
Your guide to starting a business
The guide to starting a business is a step-by-step tool to help you understand what to plan for when starting a business in Australia. Here you'll find:
- Information for both current and future small business owners
- Valuable resources
- Tools and links