Business in Yarra

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 that by 2020 Yarra is recognised for being a smart and sustainable city, with vibrant and thriving precincts and a locally engaged business community.

Starting a business 

  • Before you start

    Read about what permits you may need before you open your business.

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  • Ready to apply?

    Tell us about your proposed business and we'll help you apply for the right permits.

    Complete a pre-application form

How we support businesses in Yarra

  • Economic research

    Valuable, local data from our annual audits and the Australian and Victorian governments.

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  • Events and training

    Free training and networking events for local businesses.

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  • Communities and forums

    Join a networking group, business forum or advisory group.

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  • E-newsletter

    Subscribe to receive the latest business news, event invitations and business tips.

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  • Retail directories

    Explore interactive maps of some of our iconic shopping precincts.

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  • Mentoring

    Free consultation and mentoring for new and existing businesses in Yarra.

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  • Business sustainability

    Tips to deal with business waste sustainably and improve your energy efficiency.

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  • Employment

    Assistance hiring and working in Yarra.

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