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How to apply for a business licence

Before you start

Review Getting Started – Business 101 and Understanding Business Licence Requirements to understand business licensing and registration. There are key pieces of information required to start the process and to understand the approvals that are required once you have applied.

How to apply


Use the online tool to submit your new business license application. The system will determine the permits and approvals required to operate your business and allow you to make payment all in one transaction. Please note: a myID personal account is required to use the application.

For changes to an already existing business, see manage your business.

Apply now

If you need help when completing your application, Chat with us from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday to Friday.

In person

Apply in person at the Planning Services Centre. To skip the line, book an appointment online.