There are more than 16,600 businesses operating in Yarra, making us home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.
Our vision is for Yarra to be recognised as a smart and sustainable city, with vibrant and thriving precincts and an engaged local business community.
Visit our Support for your business during COVID-19 page to learn about support and information on offer for your business during this time.
Precinct activations and economic recovery
We will deliver a number of initiatives over the coming months to support local business to rebound and thrive. This builds on Yarra Council’s existing economic development programs to support local businesses.
To see what's coming up in Yarra, visit Rediscover Yarra.
Opening a business
If you're looking to open a business in Yarra, you will receive one-on-one support through our business concierge service. A member of our economic development team will be your dedicated contact person at Yarra Council to help you with any permits and advice you may need. To get started, complete our enquiry form and tell us about your business idea.