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  • Advertising Standards Bureau

    The Advertising Standards Bureau administers a national system of advertising self-regulation through the Advertising Standards Board and the Advertising Claims Board.The self-regulation system recognises that advertisers share a common interest in promoting consumer confidence in and respect for general standards of advertising.

  • Anti Discrimination Board of NSW

    Promotes anti-discrimination and equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW, handles complaints under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), Administers NSW anti-discrimination laws.

  • Apprenticeships (Federal Government)

    Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia.

  • Apprenticeships and traineeships Info (State Government)

    Training services NSW provides a valuable one stop contact for queries in relation to the New South Wales apprenticeship and traineeship system and provides free advice, referrals and support about apprenticeship, traineeships and training options.

  • AusTender

    AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.

  • Austrac

    Monitors cash transaction in and out of Australia and administers 100 point system requirements for opening accounts.

  • Austrade

    The Australian Trade Commission is the federal government’s lead agency for assisting international companies to establish and build their business in Australia.

  • Australian Business License and Information Service

    The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps business operators and people considering starting a business. ABLIS can identify relevant state, territory, local and Australian government licences, permits, approvals, regulations and codes of practice, allowing you to obtain detailed information and manage compliance obligations.

  • Australian Business Number (ABN)

    To register for an Australian business numbers (ABN) apply through the Australian Business Register.

  • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

    The ACCC assesses complaints on business practices and provides guidance to both business and consumers on their rights and obligations under the Trade Practices Act and Prices Surveillance Act.

  • Australian Direct Marketing Association

    Provides a ‘Do Not Mail’ service which allows you to add your name to a do not mail register.

  • Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

    AFSA provide improved and equitable financial outcomes for consumers, business and the community through application of bankruptcy and personal property securities laws, regulation of personal insolvency practitioners, and trustee services.

  • Australian Industry Group

    It is helping Australian industry to meet the challenge of change by focusing on building competitive industries through global integration, human capital development, productive and flexible workplace relations practices, infrastructure development and innovation.

  • Australian Payments Clearing Authority

    APCA is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system.

  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

    APRA is responsible for promoting prudent behaviour amongst financial institutions. Can provide advice/guidelines regarding the early release of superannuation benefits, but any application must be processed by the superannuation trustee.

  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission

    ASIC regulates and enforces consumer protection laws covering investments, superannuation, insurance and financial advice.

  • Australian Taxation Office also see Tax File Number

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principle revenue collection agency of the Australian government.

  • Bigger Back Yard

    Northern Rivers business leaders are passionate about making a difference. The Bigger Backyard campaign is a proactive platform and a collaborative commitment of our region’s businesses to increase their ‘in region’ spending with local and regional suppliers, products and services and boost the Northern Rivers economy along the way.

  • Business activity statements (BAS) also see Goods and services tax (GST)

    If you are a business registered for goods and services tax (GST) you need to lodge a business activity statement (BAS).Your BAS will help you report and pay your GST, pay as you go (PAYG) instalments, PAYG withholding tax and other taxes.

  • Business Chamber (NSW)

    The NSW Business Chamber is an independent organisation undertaking evidence-based research to deliver fresh insights and practical intelligence to boost Australia’s capabilities and global competitiveness.

  • Business Connect

    Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

  • Business Enterprise Centres Australia

    BEC Australia is a national network of Business Enterprise Centres, which offer business advice and support to small and micro businesses.

  • Business.gov.au

    Information to help your business succeed. Tools, tips and information to plan, start and grow your business.

  • Chamber of Commerce - Kingscliff

    Made up of wide cross-section of small and large companies representing all fields of professional, retail and commercial activity, the Kingscliff & District Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy and strong community. Networking events are held throughout the year, please check website for details.

  • Chamber of Commerce - Murwillumbah

    Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber (MDBC) is a membership organisation for business in Murwillumbah and surrounding villages. Chamber Breakfast is staged on the first Friday of the month – bookings are essential.

  • Chamber of Commerce - Tweed Heads

    The NSW Tweed Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. is dedicated to promoting a vibrant business environment by cooperative interaction among businesses, the government, and the community. Breakfast is held on the second Tuesday of each month, please book through website.

  • Competition and Consumer Law Education

    This site provides a suite of learning tools produced by the ACCC it help users increase their knowledge of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

  • Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

    We drive growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness.

  • Department of Jobs and Small Business

    The Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

  • Department of Primary Industries NSW

    Primary Industries and Fisheries promote profitable primary industries for NSW and provide expertise and support to assist the State’s food and fibre industries to increase productivity, improve sustainability, grow markets and adapt to change.

  • Digital Business

    Digital business provides tools and information for setting up and managing your online presence.

  • Easy to do Business

    Apply for the government licences and permits you need to open your business faster. Easy to do Business tackles the time, complexity and duplication issues that you can face when starting or growing a business in NSW. It cuts red tape and allows you to focus on your business rather than bureaucracy.

  • Fair Trading NSW

    Providing information and assistance for consumer issues, motor vehicles, home building and renovation, credit, property and tenancy issues, plus co-operatives.

  • Financial Counselling Australia

    The peak body for financial counsellors in Australia.

  • Financial Planning Association

    The peak professional organisation representing the financial planning sector in Australia.

  • Financial Services Council

    National not-for-profit organisation representing Australia’s retail and wholesale funds management businesses, superannuation funds, life insurers, financial advisory networks, licensed trustee companies and public trustees.

  • Forest and Wood Products Research & Development Corporation

    Forest and Wood Products Research & Development Corporation aims to promote effective research and development, which advances an internationally competitive, sustainable and environmentally responsible forest and wood products industry in Australia.

  • Goods and services tax (GST) also see Business activity statements (BAS)

    Goods and services tax (GST) is a broad-based tax of 10% on most goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia.If you are a business, you use a BAS to report and pay the GST your business has collected and also claim GST credits.

  • Grant Guru

    Search more than 700 grant opportunities by location, industry, activity or keywords. Free basic service or paid premium service.

  • GrantsFinder

    This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities.

  • In Good Company

    The ‘in good company’ Northern Rivers project has been developed as a project and campaign driver for keeping business in the region and attracting business to the region. We invite you to be part of the project as we celebrate, connect and collaborate to enhance business opportunities and facilitate economic development.

  • Industry Capability Network

    ICN is an Australian & New Zealand wide network that helps businesses to maximise the opportunities that arise from purchasing requirements from both the government and private sectors. ICN aims to help Australian, New Zealand and overseas businesses to identify and maximize opportunities in the supply chain, and take advantage of new arising opportunities.

  • Insurance Brokers

    National Insurance Brokers Association represents the interests of the insurance broking sector in Australia.

  • Insurance Council of Australia

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is the representative body of the general insurance industry in Australia. Its members represent more than 90 per cent of total premium income written by private sector general insurers.

  • Intellectual Property

    IP Australia is the Australian Government Agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation and provides general information about how to identify, protect and take advantage of IP.

  • JobsNSW

    By working for the NSW Government you can contribute to the success of the NSW community in a variety of interesting and challenging areas such as education, health, environment, justice, tourism, emergency services, transport and more.

  • Land and Property Information NSW

    Title Registration, land valuation, property information, surveying and mapping.

  • Legal Services Commissioner

    The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) is an independent statutory body that deals with complaints about lawyers under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.

  • Licencing

    Find information about licences you may need for your business.

  • NSW Cross-Border Commissioner

    The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner identifies and helps resolve issues that occur by being located near a state border.

  • NSW Department of Education

    The Department offers a range of training options to employers to help build workforce skill and productivity.

  • NSW Department of Industry

    The Department of Industry creates conditions for the NSW community to prosper, ensuring we have a highly-skilled workforce, we manage our natural resources sustainably and we encourage investment and competition.

  • NSW Law Society

    Register of Solicitors in NSW.

  • NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing

    The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing serves the NSW government and community by regulating the liquor, gaming, racing and charities sectors.

  • NSW Trustee and Guardian

    NSW Trustee & Guardian provides professional and independent trustee services writing Wills, acting as Executor in deceased estates, administering trusts and Powers of Attorney and delivering financial management services.

  • Office of Communities Aboriginal Affairs

    The Office of Communities Aboriginal Affairs (OCHRE) provides an online hub for information about engaging employment and economic activities that build independence and prosperity for Aboriginal communities, businesses, and people.

  • Office of State Revenue

    The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is a division within the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation which is part of the Treasury and Finance Cluster. As NSW’s principal revenue agency, OSR fairly administers State taxation and revenue for, and on behalf of, the people of NSW. OSR manages fines and administers grants and subsidies to provide valuable assistance to families and enterprises across NSW. The Office also recovers debt to provide an equitable outcome for the community.

  • Office of the Small Business Commissioner

    Offering a range of services to support your small business.

  • Ombudsman - Energy and Water (NSW State)

    The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) provides a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for all electricity and gas customers in New South Wales, and some water customers.

  • Ombudsman - Fair Work (Federal)

    Information and advice about Australia’s new national workplace relations system from the Fair Work Ombudsman. You’ll also find links to Fair Work Australia – the national workplace relations tribunal.

  • Ombudsman – Federal Government

    Handles complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and authorities, including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Taxation Office, Australia Post, Centrelink, Child Support Agency and Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

  • Ombudsman – Small Business (Federal)

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) provides access to dispute resolution services as well as providing general business advice.Formerly Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner.

  • Ombudsman (NSW State)

    The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog. Our job is to make sure that agencies we watch over fulfil their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public.

  • Ombudsman Association

    Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA) is a professional association for industry-based Ombudsman schemes, State and Commonwealth Parliamentary Ombudsmen and professional services Ombudsmen.

  • Ombudsman Financial Service Australia (Federal)

    The Financial Ombudsman Service provides accessible, fair and independent dispute resolution for consumers, businesses and financial services providers.

  • Privacy Commissioner

    Member of Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission. Regulates the protection of privacy of personal information held by Government agencies, Tax File Numbers, credit reference agencies and consumer credit information

  • Regional Arts NSW

    Regional Arts NSW provides a range of information, networking and funding opportunities to support regional creative industry development.

  • Regional Australia Entry Point

    The Regional Entry Point provides information and links to Australian Government programs and services relevant to people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

  • Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers

    Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers is a leadership voice for the region. We are not-for-profit, community-based organisation funded through the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Initiative. We have an active role in our community with a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness our competitive advantage to seize on economic opportunities and attract investment.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) conducts monetary policy, works to maintain a strong financial system and issues the nation's banknotes. The RBA is Australia's central bank and is responsible for monetary policy in Australia. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency by setting the cash rate to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target.

  • Safe Work, SIRA & ICare

    WorkCover’s purpose is to increase the competitiveness of the NSW economy through productive, healthy and safe workplaces. Since 1 September 2015, the functions of WorkCover have been assumed by three new organisations – Safe Work, SIRA & ICare.

  • Single Business Service

    The Business.gov.au website is an online government resource for the Australian business community. The site provides a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, as well as significant transactions such as ABN Lookup, taxation compliance and license applications.

  • Skills Matching Database

    The Skill Matching Database helps match skilled people who have applied to migrate with skilled vacancies or skill shortages in Australia.

  • Smart Money

    Assisting you to manage your finances.

  • Stay Smart Online

    Free subscription to the Stay Smart Online Alert Service which provides information about e-security threats and possible solutions and provides a small business self-assessment tool designed as a guide to provide your business with appropriate measures to improve your online security.

  • Superannuation Complaints Tribunal

    Complaints and enquiries regarding decisions made by superannuation trustees, insurers, retirement savings account providers, annuity policies and other accounts related to regulated superannuation funds

  • Supreme Court NSW

    The Supreme Court is the highest court in NSW

  • Sustainability in Business

    The Office of Environment & Heritage provides energy and environment policy and program support. The Office assists companies by helping to finance energy efficiency upgrades and by providing financial incentives for energy saving projects. The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) program is delivered by The Office.

  • TAFE NSW – Business Training

    At TAFE NSW we aim to work with you to deliver customised training options that don’t just tick the boxes, but enhance your company’s competitiveness, productivity and success. Our flexible training solutions ensure we find the perfect fit for your business.

  • Tax File Number also see Australian Taxation Office

    Your tax file number (TFN) is your personal reference number in the tax and super systems. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principle revenue collection agency of the Australian government.

  • Tender

    AusTender is a centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts.

  • The Australian Commonwealth Government Entry Point

    The Australia.gov.au website is your connection with the Australian Government. It links to information and services on around 900 Australian Government websites as well as selected state and territory resources. Australia.gov.au also searches more than four million web pages from Australian, State and Territory Governments.

  • Tourism Promotion

    Destination Tweed is appointed by Tweed Shire Council to market and promote the Tweed region for tourism. Destination Tweed provides a free listing service for tourism related businesses as well as providing a range of other marketing opportunities.

  • TradeStart

    The prime objective of TradeStart is to assist small and medium sized enterprises, particularly in regional Australia and industries that have high growth potential, to commence exporting and to convert irregular exporters to sustainable export activity. TradeStart also provides assistance to established exporters to expand their markets.

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