New businesses

Starting a new business

You want to go into business, but don't know where to begin?

Whether you have a great idea for a business or are looking to take over an existing one, having accurate information about your business obligations, industry, market and finances is vital to building a successful venture.

Business Victoria - Starting your business has information on:

How to start a Business

Grants, Finance and Tax

Employing and Managing Staff

Developing Your Business

You can also:

  • Attend a free business mentor session. Our mentors are trusted business guides who share their in-depth experience to help you develop your business in a one on one session. Register your place

Also check out our Food business and Health business pages to help get you started.

Want to give your business a green start?

Start you business off on the right foot by implementing practical ways your business can be more sustainable.

These checklists will help you get started:

More information and factsheets about saving money and reducing your businesses carbon footprints can be found on our Sustainable business page.

Helpful resources for new businesses

Business tools and resources

  • Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.
  • Department of Employment provides national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.

Businesses selling liquor

The Moonee Valley Liquor Licensing Accord is a partnership between licensed businesses, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), Victoria Police and Council.

The accord pro-actively works to promote 'best practice' and improve community safety in and around licensed businesses in Moonee Valley.

Regular meetings provide an important opportunity for businesses to engage with the local community to help reduce alcohol-related issues in and around licensed businesses.

The Accord document has been updated to reflect recent changes to liquor licensing in Victoria.

If you are interested in becoming an Accord member, please email

The VCGLR produces a monthly newsletter providing up-to-date information to both gambling and liquor industries. If you are a business with a liquor licence you are encouraged to subscribe to this informative newsletter.

More information

If you would like to know more about what we can do for your business, contact our Economic Development unit at or on 9243 8888 to arrange an appointment.

Last updated: Saturday, 30 June 2018, 4:25 AM