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For a full range range of information, links, and resources to help you during these difficult times, please visit the Shire's COVID-19 Information page. This page is kept up-to-date with:
Visit the COVID-19 Information page by clicking here.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is committed to supporting its sustainable industry base, 97% of which comprises small and micro business. The Shire is working to make life easier for the business community through a number of efforts, including:
Starting a Business can be daunting, with registration of your business name, developing a business plan, exploring who your market and your competition are, potentially purchasing a domain name and building a website, and navigating what requirements are from the Shire's perspective. There are a number of organisations available to help at this stage, so please explore the following links for assistance:
For registering a Business name: ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission)
For Business guidance and advice: Business Advisory SW, Many Rivers (business mentorship and microfinance), Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Small Business Development Corporation.
It can be confusing navigating the Local Government requirements to run your business. Please follow the links below for further information on requirements for:
Please note: Planning approvals are required in a number of circumstances when new works or new uses are being undertaken. This is to ensure due consideration for safety, environmental health, traffic flows, amenity for surrounding landholders and other factors. Examples include changing the use of a building, adding roof signs, changing your dwelling to be a Bed & Breakfast / Guesthouse etc. Please click here to view the planning webpage, or phone the Shire on 9780 5255 and ask to speak to the planner on duty.
The Shire encourages the development of competitive local businesses within the Shire boundaries, and looks for opportunities to benefit the local economy. If you are interested in becoming a supplier for the Shire, please click here for background information and to register your interest in doing business with the Shire.
PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285
41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512
66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
Ph 08 9780 5255
For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service
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