As per Council’s exhibited Fees and Charges, effective from 1 July 2022, The Hills Shire Council is now ‘cashless’ and no longer accepts payments by cash or cheque at any of its facilities.
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You want to start a business in the Hills Shire? Congratulations, The Hills Shire is an excellent business location!
At The Hills Shire Council, we’re here to assist you make informed decisions at every stage of your business development; from starting to running and then growing your business. The Hills is also home to a strong business culture of community and collaboration, so you’ll be well supported during your journey.
If you ever find yourself overwhelmed when navigating which level of government or government organisation is suited to support your business needs, we're here to help.
We have created the summary below to help you better understand and navigate which government organisation to turn to in different times of business need. This page also provides links to key areas of Local (The Hills Shire Council), State (New South Wales) and Federal Government business support options and organisations.
We offer a wealth of resources to inform your understanding of the economic, demographic and social landscape of the Hills community.
For a detailed overview of The Hills landscape, visit our:
If you have committed to starting a business in The Hills, or you are an established start-up or small to medium sized business already operating in The Hills, you are eligible to access the Grow your Business Support Program which launched in January 2022.
Find out more about Council’s Grow your Business Support Program now and subscribe to our Council's Business e-Newsletter to stay up to date.
Our Economic Development team can assist you with anything from business queries, to marketing insights or mentoring and workshop opportunities. A quick meeting with our Economic Development team may open up your business to a vast array of support options you were previously unaware of. Click here to book in time with our team now.
The New South Wales Government provides an array of resources, information and services to assist you successfully start and run your small business.
Additional key government organisations at a State level which can assist you on your business journey include:
The Australian Government offers comprehensive online business resources with all the essential information you need for planning and starting your business in Australia.
Be sure to visit these key areas:
Additional key government organisations at a Federal level which will assist you on your business journey include:
View Council’s 2022 Grow your Business Program now and get involved in our upcoming workshops, seminars and events.(PDF, 2MB)