Small Business Friendly Local Governments

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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.

Participating local governments

Local governments participating in the initiative have nominated a range of activities to support their local small business community.

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

  • Armadale - City of
  • Ashburton - Shire of
  • Augusta-Margaret River - Shire of
  • Bassendean - Town of
  • Bayswater - City of
  • Brookton - Shire of
  • Broome - Shire of
  • Bunbury - City of
  • Busselton - City of
  • Cambridge - Town of
  • Canning - City of
  • Carnarvon - Shire of
  • Chittering - Shire of
  • Claremont - Town of
  • Cockburn - City of
  • Collie - Shire of
  • Dandaragan - Shire of
  • East Fremantle - Town of
  • Esperance - Shire of
  • Exmouth - Shire of
  • Fremantle - City of
  • Gosnells - City of
  • Joondalup - City of
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder - City of
  • Karratha - City of
  • Kwinana - City of
  • Melville - City of
  • Mt Marshall - Shire of
  • Nannup - Shire of
  • Narrogin - Shire of
  • Northam - Shire of
  • Quairading - Shire of
  • Stirling - City of
  • Subiaco - City of
  • Toodyay - Shire of
  • Victoria Park - Town of
  • Vincent - City of
  • Wanneroo - City of
  • Waroona - Shire of

Become small business friendly

All local governments in Western Australia are invited to participate. We also encourage you to download this brochure to learn more about the benefits of being small business friendly and how to get involved in this exciting initiative. 

For more information contact our project manager.
T: 133 140

This initiative is supported by the WA Local Government Association, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Local Government Managers Australia WA.