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University of Western Australia Business School

The UWA Business School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative community, business and academic leaders of tomorrow. They offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across areas including accounting, business administration, business information management, commerce, economics, employment relations, finance, human resources, management and marketing.

In addition, their researchers collaborate with leading organisations to deliver innovative business solutions. 

The UWA Business School is the only business school in Western Australia – and one of seven institutions in Australia – to be internationally accredited through EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These accreditations recognise the high standards of the school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, courses, research, community outreach and other critical areas.

For further information please contact Business School on 6488 2780 or email

Small Business Development Corporation

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) offers a one-stop source of information and guidance on all aspects of starting up and running a small business. The corporation can assist with advice, training, licensing information, exporters’ networks, home based business issues, books and publications.

The Small Business Development Corporation's website is managed by the Western Australian Government and offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services for small businesses and start up enterprises. It is a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and running a business.

You can access business resources and download business start-up checklists, taxation and ABN information, or call 131 249.

Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) Australia

BEC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary role is to support and grow the national network of Business Enterprise Centres and provide representation on behalf of its members to key stakeholders.

Small Business Centre Stirling (Associate Member)

The Small Business Centre – Stirling is a non-profit, community based organisation managed by professional staff and overseen by a voluntary board of management representing the small business community.
Most of the services and resources provided by the centre are free of charge.

The Small Business Centre – Stirling’s mission statement is that they exist to benefit the aspirant and existing small business community and to meet the expectations of stakeholders by fostering, developing and supporting local business enterprise success through grass roots delivery of the most appropriate guidance, information, referral and support.

For further information contact 9240 6337 or email

Single Business Service

The Single Business Service (formerly Small Business Support Line) provides a point-of-contact to information and referral services to assist small businesses. The support line, an Australian Government initiative, provides information, assistance or referral on a range of small business issues including business start up information, banking, finance, accounting and marketing, advertising, small business counselling and information technology.

The support line links into existing small business support mechanisms including:

  • business licensing information and referrals
  • Business Enterprise Centres (Small Business Centres)
  • State and Territory government small business programs and services.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm (AEST) at 13 28 46. Alternatively, you may wish to visit their website.

Innovation Centre WA

The Innovation Centre WA is a Western Australian Government initiative which provides a focal point and meeting place for entrepreneurs, innovators and service providers. The Innovation Centre WA aims to increase the understanding and commercial potential of innovation for small-to-medium sized enterprises.

The Innovation Centre WA provides the infrastructure and services to support emerging innovative enterprises and helps bridge the gap between the development of ideas and the commercialisation of those ideas into viable and sustainable enterprises and products. The centre is an entry point for:

  • organisations and innovators seeking to commercialise, establish networks and further develop their business activities
  • service companies wanting to profile products to the innovation community
  • local and international investors interested in Western Australian innovations

For further information, call 6461 5976.

Business Licence Information Service

The Business Licence Information Service (BLIS) provides licensing information for new and existing businesses operating within Western Australia. It contains information and application forms for almost 6,000 local, State and Federal Government licences.

The service uses the term 'business licence' to refer to any form of government regulation, registration, permit or approval which applies to a business. The Business Licence Information Service provides:

  • a summary of applicable local, State and Federal Government licences
  • the name, address, telephone number and web address of the agency which administers each licence
  • details of licence fees and periods of cover
  • in many cases, application forms and other relevant documents

For further information, call 131 249.

This Federal Government resource site offers the business community simple and convenient access to all government information, forms and services. It provides essential information on planning, starting and growing a business and includes help on key information topics from starting a business to employing staff. The site also includes information on business registration, a grant finder tool and additional advice and support.

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme

The Federal Government Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program offers easy access to practical support to Australian businesses in a simplified and streamlined way. With a national network of more than 100 experienced private sector advisers, the program offers support to businesses through business management (business evaluations and business growth grants), research connections and commercialising ideas.

For more information please visit the programme website or call 13 28 46.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation offering professional advice to meet your business needs. With over 8500 Members, CCI promotes free enterprise through advocacy and essential services that make it easier to do business.

CCI comprises a team of business and industry experts. Services include:

  • Employee Relations Advice Centre
  • workforce development
  • Small Enterprise Network
  • cccupational safety and health
  • business training
  • Apprenticeships Australia and Apprentice Solutions

For further information on all of the services that the CCI WA offers and to learn more about how they can help your business, call 1300 422 492, or visit the CCI WA website.