Open your business
To help you navigate the regulatory processes and procedures required to open a compliant business within the City of Sydney's local area, we have developed a suite of easy-to-use guides.
The kits enable potential tenants to access relevant information in a clear, user-friendly format. You can download the guides, which target the 5 main areas in the retail sector, about opening:
- small bars
- office space
- retail space
- pop-up retail space
- cafés and restaurants.
The development assessment process is required to ensure your use of a building meets federal, state and local government laws, regulations and policies.
Before you sign a lease, an agreement to lease or a rental agreement, we recommend you use the guides below to help you identify whether or not a particular building has the required approvals for your intended business activities.
Please note: These guides available for download do not provide legal or commercial advice. If you wish to open a business, make sure you get expert legal, accounting or planning advice to help you make an informed decision.
Creative Spaces is a free resource where you can find or list space to rent in order to develop, create, exhibit or perform work.
Although Sydney is a very safe place to open a business, you and your business can help keep the city safe and implement some simple procedures.
|How to open a food truck or food van||PDF 8.8 MB||Download|
|How to open a small bar||PDF 751.1 KB||Download|
|How to open an office space||PDF 1.6 MB||Download|
|How to open a retail space||PDF 1.5 MB||Download|
|How to open pop-up retail space||PDF 1.6 MB||Download|
|How to open a cafe, food business or restaurant||PDF 936.9 KB||Download|
|Get the facts on business security||PDF 323.7 KB||Download|
Last updated: Tuesday, 4 October 2016