Manningham Council has a Business Team to support local business, attract new business and investment to Manningham and help develop leading local businesses.

Working in partnership with relevant State, Federal and regional agencies the Business Team ensures that local businesses have access to resources, sector trends and innovative practices.

Council also promotes Manningham's tourism attractions to encourage visitors to the area and increase spending within the local economy.

Council offers many valuable resources for business owners in the area, including:

Our Business Development Program covers a variety of topics that may be useful to new or established business operators (including home based businesses).

Search our comprehensive local business directory or join the Local Directory at no cost and be rewarded with a feature on your business. The directory provides information on local businesses, including type of service, location and contact details.

For more information call Council's Business Team on 9840 9310 or email

Federal and State Government Regulations

Did you know that Federal and State Government legislation can affect your business? The following information may be helpful.

Registering a business name

To register your business name and find out about your rights and responsibilities to consumers, contact Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria by visiting the Consumer Affairs Victoria website or calling the Helpline on 1300 55 81 81.


When establishing a home-based business, you may need to:

  • Apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) where applicable
  • Submit Pay As You Go (PAYG) tax instalments
  • Collect Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Visit the Australian Taxation Office to find out more.

Business Guides

For comprehensive guides on all the stages of business, visit Business Victoria.