Christmas Hours and Waste Collection

The City of Kwinana would like to advise that changes will occur to City Administration hours and Community Centres over the Christmas and New Year period. To view a full list of closures, visit > https://kwin.city/3VcsrL1

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Business Support

The City offers and promotes a range of programs that help you to launch your business and keep it thriving.

Business Mailing List 

Are you interested in learning more about business news, workshops and events in the City of Kwinana?

Sign up to the City's business mailing list

City of Kwinana Commercial Support Grants

The City of Kwinana recognises that Local Commercial Centres and homebased business play a vital role in both the local economy and residents’ quality of life. In order to support this crucial sector and provide opportunities for local goods and service providers, a grant program, offering up $1000 for eligible business, has been developed to encourage continued investment in the Kwinana Commercial Centres.

The next grant round is now open and will close 5pm Monday 24 October 2022

Find out more on the City's Grants and Funding Page

Local business workshops and events

Please visit the City of Kwinana’ s What’s On page for details of local upcoming events and training that may be useful to your small business.

Are you looking to develop some specific business skills that are not listed? There is a host of external organisations that provide free or low cost training solutions on a weekly basis, Including:

Business Support Services

There are a range of free or low cost business support services offered by not-for-profit organisations as well as state and federal government agencies.

Small Business Development Corporation

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) offers free business advice​ to help current and aspiring small business owners in Western Australia.

The SBDC can assist with:

  • starting a small business;
  • business structures;
  • writing your business plan;
  • market research;
  • developing your business skills
  • business licences and permits; and
  • online business resources.

The SBDC has a range of online resources to help you assess new business ideas and provides online advice on a range of topics including from marketing to business planning, intellectual property to employing staff and everything in between.

Digital Solutions

The Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services program works with small businesses to make the most of digital tools and offers broader advice specific to your business needs such as:

  • how digital tools can help your small business
  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software
  • online security and data privacy

Digital Solutions offers a 7-hour packaged service that includes 3 hours of one-on-one tailored support as well as group workshops or webinars

NewAccess for Small Business Owners – Complimentary counselling service

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need.

Over six sessions, coaches with a small business background will work with you to overcome difficult issues, providing you with practical skills to manage stress and get you back to feeling like yourself.

Small Business Financial Counselling

The service is free and confidential and is for businesses with less than 100 employees experiencing financial difficulties.  Small Business Financial Counsellors are qualified professionals who assist with independent information, advice, support and referral.

Flexible appointment options are available.

If you need help, financial counselling can help you take control of your finances by:

  • Helping you with Consumer Credit issues
  • Giving you access to information such as pamphlets and budgeting sheets
  • Providing information about policies and laws relating to bills, debts and fines
  • Informing you about government assistance that may be available
  • Helping you to develop money management skills
  • Referring you to other organisations that may be able to help
  • Outline your consumer rights and responsibilities
  • Provide you with general information about Bankruptcy.

NEIS – New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

New Business Assistance with NEIS can help you turn your business idea into a viable business. Over the last 36 years, NEIS has helped over 194,000 people become their own boss by starting their own business. NEIS offers free accredited small business training, business plan development, business mentoring and, if eligible, NEIS Allowance.

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