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 for 2020 is for Yarra to be recognised as a smart and sustainable city, with vibrant and thriving precincts and an engaged local business community.

Yarra business handbook

Download our free Yarra business handbook, containing useful information and resources to help you run your business in the City of Yarra.

Starting a business 

  • Before you start

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

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  • Ready to enquire?

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

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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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