We are committed to economic development in the Blue Mountains. We want a strong, diversified and sustainable economy where there is increased employment, education and learning opportunities. We...
The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) is a free initiative to help businesses save on energy costs, available to small businesses in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The Program provides industry-specific information on energy saving programs, connects small businesses with government grants and proposes options for small businesses to manage their energy.
Find out more on the BEAP website.
Advice on how to develop a marketing plan
Get information on government grants, and a wealth of other useful information for starting or finishing a business
Austrade – expand your business by exporting
Export Grants for small to medium sized Australian businesses
Tips about taxation issues at www.ato.gov.au/newsroom/smallbusiness
Useful links for registering a business, lodging tax returns and general information about starting a business etc at www.ato.gov.au/Business
Claim toll relief free registration - Toll Relief provides free vehicle registration for frequent toll users who spend on average $25 per week or more in tolls, or $1300 over the year. Toll Relief provides savings of up to $729 (if you have a four wheel drive) or $129 (if you have a motorcycle).
Local Chambers of Commerce – here are contact detail to individual Chambers of Commerce across the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber – a regional business chamber who host regular networking events and the annual BM Business Awards.
Blue Mountains Accommodation & Tourism Association - a useful link for anyone in the tourism industry
Are you inclusive? With funding from the NDIS Information, Linkages & Capacity Building Program, DARE Disability Support engaged Dr Annie Brennan to research the experiences of people with ‘invisible’ disabilities, like intellectual disability and autism (and their family and support workers), and local businesses. The aim is to enable people with disability to feel welcome at as many businesses as possible.
For further information on the Economic Outcomes Team please contact 4780 5000.