Government support

Everything you need to know on:

Starting and registering a business, taxation, licences, permits, tenders and contracts, grants and financial assistance. Click here to download a list of  Government Services Available to Penrith Businesses

Australian Government Business Support Services

The Australian Government provides assistance and support to business to access foreign markets, for both import and export activities. It also provides a range of education and research services to help business improve its governance, financial management, marketing, operations, and staff development opportunities. Follow these links to find the services that can assist your organisation.

NSW State Government Business Support Services

The State Government provides a range of support to existing and new businesses to assist them in developing new opportunities and consolidating their existing operations.



For any program you wish to apply for, it is important to visit the relevant funding body’s website for the latest and most complete information on eligibility, guidelines, procedures and application forms.

It is essential that applicants check the funding body’s information directly before deciding to complete an application form – while all care is taken when transcribing information to our website, no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of the data.

If you’re unemployed and wish to start your own business click here.

If you’re starting your own business and want free advice and low cost training, click here.

If you’re in business and looking for grants visit (type ‘grant’ into their search engine):






grants finder


Industry & Investment

Small Business NSW

Community Builders NSW

For community groups looking for grants click here for guidelines for groups applying for grants.

Click here for the Grants Bulletin (grants information for the Penrith Community) which is updated monthly.