Small Business Friendly Local Governments

Small Business Friendly logo

We have developed the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative to recognise local government authorities in Western Australia that are committed to actively supporting small businesses in their local area.

Local governments are encouraged to sign the Small Business Friendly Local Governments Charter to show they have committed to work with, and support, small business by:

  • offering enhanced customer service
  • reducing red tape
  • making on-time payments
  • having a process in place to handle disputes
  • introducing other activities to improve the operating environment for small businesses in their area

Participating local governments will provide us with updates on how they are meeting these commitments.

Become small business friendly

All local governments in Western Australia are invited to participate in the initiative.

The benefits of being small business friendly and supporting the growth of small businesses include:

  • creating a desirable location to live and to establish a business;
  • supporting your local economy, including providing employment opportunities;
  • building vibrancy in your community;
  • meeting the needs of ratepayers for local goods and services; and
  • collaborating and sharing with other small business friendly local governments.

By signing the Charter local governments can display the Small Business Friendly logo to let people know that they offer a great location to run a small business.

To receive more information about becoming involved in this initiative contact our project manager.
E: sbfriendly@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
T: 13 12 49

We also encourage you to download this brochure providing more details about the initiative.

This initiative is supported by the WA Local Governments Association, the Department of Local Government and Communities and the Local Government Managers Australia WA.

Participating local governments

We are delighted that the following local authorities have signed the Charter:

  • Armadale - City of
  • Brookton - Shire of
  • Canning - City of
  • Chittering - Shire of
  • Claremont - Town of
  • Dandaragan - Shire of
  • Gosnells - City of
  • Joondalup - City of
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder - City of
  • Karratha - City of
  • Nannup - Shire of
  • Narrogin - Shire of
  • Port Hedland - Town of
  • Stirling - City of
  • Victoria Park - Town of