Starting, changing or growing a business

Stonnington is home to approximately 27 retail locations and precincts. Planning to open a new business? Buy an existing business? Or grow or change your business? Starting a business is an exciting time and we are here to help.  

Getting started

To discover which permits you may require complete our Business Permits Self-Assessment Tool. For more information, read our Business Permit Applications Guidelines(PDF, 462KB).

Once you know which permits you require you can complete the relevant permit applications below. Please note – all of the below forms may not be applicable to your business.

Need help?

Get in touch with our business consultancy service. The service is free and designed to help you navigate the permit process by providing you a dedicated point of contact. Email businessconcierge@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call us on 8290 3222.

Once your business is set up, your consultant can connect you with your local trader or precinct associations and advise you of upcoming training and networking opportunities.