Business resources and links

Tamworth Regional Council is proudly a Small Business Friendly Council. 

The Small Business Friendly Councils Program is an initiative of the NSW Office of the Small Business Commissioner and Business Australia (formerly NSW Business Chamber) The program is a first for Australia, giving recognition to councils who provide a friendly and supportive environment for small businesses to start and grow in their communities.

If you would like to receive regular updates from the Tamworth Tomorrow Economic Development Unit, including information about business events, local initiatives and other important information that may be helpful to your business, please register to receive our monthly newsletter and other relevant communications.

For more information visit the NSW Small Business Commissioner website or contact John Sommerlad, Director of Business and Community, on 6767 5542.

Below are additional links to other organisations that can assist you start and grow your business.

State government business support departments

Business Connect

Access a business advisor for one-on-one advice and support to help you at whatever stage of business you are in. From starting and managing your business, to growing and expanding, dispute resolution or staffing, Business Connect will help you link you to a business advisor. 

Business Connect website

NSW Department of Business

A State Government portal for business events, support and information. 

NSW Department of Industry website

NSW Small Business Commissioner

An advocacy service for small business, with a Dispute Resolution Unit and a Retail Tenancy Unit.

Small Business Commissioner Website

NSW Office of Fair Trading

Advises business and traders on fair and ethical practise. 

NSW Office of Fair Trading website

Federal government business agencies

A Federal Government website with access to information, forms and services for business. Website

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Data to assist business operators with market research, profiling customers and planning a business case.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Website


AUSTrade helps Australian companies grow their business overseas, providing information on export markets, grants and assistance, and opportunities for expanding business outside Australia. 

AUSTrade website

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Provides advice and assistance programs to support science, commercialisation and business investment. 

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) provides information on your obligations as a small business. If you operate as a registered company, you will need to comply with the relevant laws that govern companies. You can find information
to ensure your compliance as well as how to register your business name and company. 

ASIC website


The Australian Tax Office offer a range of tools and services to help make it easier for you to get your tax and super right. 

ATO website