More help for business

More help for business

Resources to help your business

The City of Sydney is committed to creating a globally competitive and innovative business environment. Our specialist staff work with sectors and industries throughout the City to create prosperous relationships and build opportunities for small to medium-sized businesses.

We work alongside a number of state and federal government partners and private sector organisations to support businesses in the local area.

The organisations listed below provide a wide range of support and resources for businesses of all sizes.

A selection of online resources are available at the end of the page.

State Government bodies

NSW Department of Trade and Investment

Helps companies at all stages of their development.1300 134 359

NSW Office of Fair Trading

Advises business and traders on fair and ethical practice.13 32 20

NSW Office of Finance and Services

Access to a wide range of business services.

13 77 88

Small Business NSW

For people starting, running or growing a small business.

1300 795 534

Federal Government bodies


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission provides information and support for running your business.1300 300 630

Australian Tax Office

Support and information available to businesses.13 28 66


Helps with doing business outside of Australia.13 28 78

Provides convenient access to all Australian government information, transactions and services.1800 777 275

Business Enterprise Centres

Provides advice for small businesses across a broad range of topics. 

Creative Industries Innovation Centre

Services to support creative businesses of all sizes.02 8217 5000

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Provides a wide range of employment, business and community assistance.1300 363 079

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Provides advice and assistance programs with links to further information.13 28 46

Legal Help Guide

Provides an overview of legal issues and links to other organisations.13 28 46

Independent organisations and peak bodies


Peak body that represents the digital content, services and applications industry in Australia.02 9248 7900

Australian Hoteliers Association

Represents pubs, hotels and clubs in Australia.02 9281 6922

Australian National Retailers Association

Represents Australia’s largest retailers.02 8249 4520

Australian Retailers Association

Represents independent and national retailers.1300 368 041

Council of Textile and Fashion Industries Australia

Successfully representing the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries since the 1940s, from big business to small and medium enterprises.03 8680 9400

NSW Business Chamber

Connects business to information, networking and advice.13 26 96

Property Council of Australia

The leading advocate for Australia's property industry.02 9033 1900

Restaurant and Caterers Association

The national association that leads and represents the interests of 35,000 restaurants and catering businesses across Australia.02 9211 3500

Sydney Business Chamber

Lobbies all 3 tiers of government on behalf of the business community.1300 137 153

United Retail Federation

Represents small independent retailers.1300 721 730

Online resources

The City of Sydney Library network gives members free access to a number of resources for businesses of all kinds. Library membership is free for NSW residents. 

To access these resources, enter your library card number without spaces when prompted.

Resources available include:

Last updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2015