At Sutherland Shire Council, we are dedicated to fostering a thriving business community. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of workshops designed to equip small business owners with essential skills and knowledge. We collaborate with leading business professionals and organisations to bring valuable insights and resources directly to you.

Stay informed with our monthly "Business Now" newsletter, which provides updates on our latest initiatives and upcoming events. We are committed to understanding the latest trading conditions, challenges, and opportunities in Sutherland Shire so we can be responsive to what businesses need.

Our commitment extends to hosting numerous networking events, and providing platforms for businesses to connect and grow. We also offer comprehensive support through tools like the Grants Finder and Economy ID, helping businesses access funding opportunities and other resources vital for success.


Business news and advice

Subscribe now to receive a monthly update on Sutherland Shire business news, including upcoming workshops, networking opportunities, grants and funding, resources, tenders/EOIs and more.


Sutherland Shire Grants Finder

The Grants Finder is a hub that brings together all available funding opportunities in one place. Search, discover, apply and unlock funding for your next big project.

  • grants from local, state, federal and private sources in one place
  • sign up to receive alerts when new grants match your needs
  • access tips, resources, and expert advice to boost your grant success.

Make informed decisions with .id

We offer free access to .id, an online tool designed to assist local businesses in making well-informed decisions.

The information is displayed in various formats, such as comparative charts showing data trends and rates of change, a tab for benchmarking options, and written analysis highlighting trends and key points of interest.

You can also export reports and query the associated data sets.

Business support programs

If you're looking to start or grow your business, there's a range of government resources available to help you get up and running successfully.

ASBAS provides services that help small businesses make the most of digital tools including websites, online security, business software and more.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) provides assistance to small businesses in dispute with other businesses or Commonwealth government agencies.

The Australian Taxation Office website includes tools and services to assist with tax and superannuation.

Business Connect is a personalised NSW Government program providing trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business. is a federal government program supporting businesses in Australia. Includes a business grant finder.

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations - enables access to quality skills, training and employment to support Australians to find secure work in fair, productive and safe workplaces.

Service NSW can provide a personal concierge to help you open your business.

The NSW Small Business Commission (NSWSBC) advocates for small businesses in government.

Realise Business is a local provider of the Business Connect and ASBAS Program. Providing business advice, education and support to small and medium businesses.

Business Networks

Networking is one of the most effective and least expensive methods you can use to build your business in your local area. Each week Sutherland Shire has many exciting business events running to help your businesses grow, connect and learn.  Search and find a local networking organisations. Subscribe to Business Now for the latest business events.

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