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Support for local businesses

Supporting Rockingham Business

We are committed to supporting our local business community and recognise the key role they play in linking, sustaining and strengthening our community and the local economy.

Seeking feedback on training and workshop preferences

We partner with different organisations to provide training and workshops for small businesses, and we are keen to hear your feedback on the most important subject matter and most convenient format and timing for you.

Please take the time to complete our survey and share it.

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Useful links

Whether you are a new business looking to establish in Rockingham, or an existing business, the information and links below are intended to provide some guidance and assistance to help you with your business decisions.

For over 35 years, the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has been helping Western Australians commence and grow their small business. 

Whether you’re starting out as an independent contractor, setting up a small business from scratch, buying a franchise or developing an existing business, the SBDC provides free, expert advice – directly and through referrals to their partner organisations on a wide range of business topics.

Services the SBDC provides include:

AusTrade has a variety of tools and information guides for Australian businesses (including education providers and tourism operators) to learn the basics of exporting, assess if they're ready to export, understand market nuances and build a list of resources including 3,500 export market profiles and market laws and regulations.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical collection agency in Australia.

Website provided by the Australian Government which aggregates information, tools, apps and resources from numerous government offices, departments, agencies, and regulatory bodies across all levels of government.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia's corporate, markets and financial services regulator and provides information, guides and resources in relation to starting, operating and stopping a company or business.

Information and resources provided by the Australian Tax Office relating to small business support and advisory, tools, forms, super, taxation, concessions and regulatory reporting, record keeping, e-invoicing, atoTV guides and videos, small business assist portal and web-chat.

The Business Licence Finder is an information service provided by the Small Business Development Corporation to assist with identifying licences, permits, codes of practice, regulatory obligations and advisory material that may assist or be required in registering and operating your business.

business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

Business Foundations is a commercially focused, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurial activity in Western Australia.  They have helped thousands of successful new businesses and supported many more existing businesses in their sustainable growth over the past 20 years, and currently partner in providing the City of Rockingham's Enterprise Development Program.

The Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce (RKCC) is the peak industry body representing the interests of the business community in the South-West Metropolitan corridor. It is located at the Gary Holland Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham.

Most businesses are required to maintain contact registers for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing (including retailers, food and licensed venues, gyms, beauty and personal care services and accommodation facilities). 

To assist, the WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which provides businesses with a digital contact register system. SafeWA is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details where they can check-in, using the app. 

Learn more from the State Government media statement updated February 2021.

Tourism Rockingham is an independent local tourism organisation covering the Rockingham region of Western Australia assisting tourism operators identifying and developing opportunities within the tourism marketplace, including marketing the region, and the range of tourism products via the Rockingham Visitor Centre.

Tourism WA is the State Government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday and event destination. This includes marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, arts, cultural and business events; and supporting major projects that will draw visitors to particular destinations.

Contact our Economic Development and Tourism team on 9528 0333 if you require any further information.

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