Business Support

Sutherland Shire Council helps provide an environment that stimulates and supports sustainable economic growth and resilience for local business.

Sutherland Shire Local Chambers of Commerce

The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber (SSBC) brings together members of local business chambers throughout the entire Sutherland Shire area. 

The SSBC was established by executives of each of the local business chambers:

Membership of any local business chamber within the Sutherland Shire area provides automatic membership of the SSBC. 

Council's Economic & Community Development Unit provides support and meets regularly with the SSBC. 

If you are looking to join forces with new business partners, build relationships with other local businesses and have community representation on local issues, become a Chamber of Commerce member.

Local Business Advisory

Realise Business is our local provider of the Business Connect Program (funded by the NSW Government Dept of Industry) that provides trusted advice and support to start or grow your business successfully.

How Realise Business can help:

  • Access practical, highly subsided business advice from an accredited advisor who will come to you.
  • Attend an event to get the skills and training to improve your business.
  • Complete a Health Check with an advisor to understand your business better.

The first 1 to 1 advice session is FREE.

Local Business Networks

Other Useful Resources

Australian Business Licence and Information Service
Helps you find government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Australian Business Limited
Aids the growth and cause of business by offering its members products and services that help them to build, sustain and grow their businesses.

Australian Industry and Defence Network
This is the peak industry association for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the defence and security sectors.

Australian Industry Group
Assists Australian industry with a focus on building competitive and sustainable industries through global integration, skills development, productive and flexible workplace relations, infrastructure development and innovation.

Australian Trade Commission
Provides assistance in development at international market level, winning foreign direct investment, promoting international education, strengthening Australia's tourism industry, assistance with consular and passport services.
Offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

Department of Industry
Consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources, science and skills.

Export Council of Australia
Grant services, networking, support, awards/recognition, trade policy, exporter advocacy.

Grant Finder
Find grants and assistance to help you start, run and grow your business.

Inspire Cowork
Coworking space at Miranda offering businesses an affordable, flexible and professional office space.

NSW Trade and Investment
Collaborating and supporting businesses, industries and communities to advance investment, trade, innovation, productivity and regional growth across all sectors.

Shire Women
A one stop shop for local business to access a full marketing solution to expose & promote both online & offline, target market, advertise, gain local insights, share information & referral opportunities.

Small Business Commissioner NSW
Providing services to small business such serving as a neutral party in mediation and dispute resolution between small businesses or between a small business and a larger one or between a small business and government; providing high quality business advice and advisors with access to world class tools; speaking up for small businesses within government.

Small Biz Tool Kit
This program provides online checklists, planning tools and case studies to plan, start, run and grow your business.

Assists small and medium size enterprises to achieve long term success in international business. The program addresses the needs of individual businesses drawing on the combined resources of Austrade and the TradeStart Partner. Initiatives include Asian Business Engagement Program; Exporting Online; Women in Global Business; Australian Suppliers Directory



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Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Shire Council's Economic Development Unit on 9710 0892 or

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