We are committed to making the permit process as easy as possible for new and growing businesses.

Whether you are a new or established business, it’s likely you will need a permit to operate – some businesses may even need more than one permit. This page will help you determine the type of permit you may need.

Starting a business process

To identify and apply for the permits you need to set up your small business in Wyndham, in the first instance please complete the New Small Business Enquiry form.

Get Ready

Ok, so you have decided to start a business. What type of business are you thinking of running?

Food, health and beauty? Are you starting a new business? Are you buying an existing business?

Need more information?


Once submitted, your application will be reviewed to see if it needs to

  • be referred to other departments and or authorities
  • if further information is needed, before finalising a decision
  • if advertising is needed to neighbours

Council’s Small Business Support Officer will help you through the process and will work with the relevant departments such as Town Planning, Health, Local Laws & Building to make sure your application stays on track.

Request for Information

Relevant Department will contact you in 15 days from when you pay your fees to request any further information we need to process your application.

This step can be delayed if we don't get all the information we need, that’s why it’s important to make sure you return the information we need as quickly as possible so we can move you to the assessment phase.


Once you send us all the information we need, we’ll then send your application to the relevant referral agencies, advertise your application publicly (if necessary) and assess your application. This step takes three to four weeks on average.


As soon as we have finished our assessment(s), we'll be in touch to confirm our decision.


Once you get all your permits, Council’s Economic Development Unit can help you grow and develop your business. 

We will add you to our Business Matters in Wyndham e-newsletter and send you links to our online Business Directory and local Business Groups.

If you would like information on Starting a Business or business training, email us on business@wyndham.vic.gov.au.


Before you start your online application please ensure that you have completed the Small Business Enquiry Form and received a response from one of the Small Business Support Officers.

One final check to make sure you have all the right documentation for the application.

Begin your Small Business Enquiry

Begin your online Small Business Permit Application

Download a Small Business Permit Application

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