Open your business

Open your business

Business compliance

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.

Finding space

Creative Spaces is a free resource where you can find or list space to rent in order to develop, create, exhibit or perform work.

Business security

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.


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Last updated: Thursday, 27 March 2014