Start or grow your business in Liverpool

Looking to start a business in Liverpool? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

Council Requirements - Planning and Building Approvals

Your business may need to have planning approvals in the form of development consent or building approvals. Council will determine whether you need to make any applications for approval, or to obtain special licences for such things as pollution, hazardous materials storage or waste disposal. If you are setting up a business in the Liverpool local government area, visit the page on Liverpool's Planning Controls to see if any of these applications are applicable to you.

For more information, contact Council's Economic Development Officer, Sean Oke on (02) 9821 9146 or email

Free Business Advice

Free business advice is available in Liverpool at the Western Sydney University Launchpad 33 Moore Street Liverpool.

The Western Sydney Business Centre with thanks to the NSW Government Business Connect Program provides a business advisory service for new and existing businesses across the South West Sydney Region as well as Western Sydney.

Typically an advisory session is dictated by the clients' current challenges in their business and the local advisors, Kerrie Elliott and David Waudby will listen to then assist with planning and strategy to move the business forward.

To book an appointment simply contact:

Kerrie Elliott
Business Connect Advisor - South West Sydney Area
0490 293 269
David Waudby
Business Connect Advisor - South West Sydney Area
0456 255 032


The Western Sydney University Launchpad liaises with academics to assist manufacturing companies to embrace advanced manufacturing skills via the application of the IoT and Industry 4.0 skills. These activities will expand to include other sectors such as construction and medical devices. Garry Ferris has regular meetings with a wide range of business owners, startups and students at the Launch Pad in Kingswood and is in Liverpool every Tuesday.

For more information about the Western Sydney University Launchpad in Liverpool please contact:

Garry Ferris
Business Advisor - Western Sydney University Launchpad
0409 888 581

Starting or Growing Your Business

If you are looking to set up your own business or need some help growing your business in Liverpool, there are a variety of resources that can help you.

The following websites are useful in identifying the registrations and licenses that will be applicable to you and your business.

Business ConnectBusiness Connect aims to support small businesses to startup, create jobs through growth, help established small to medium enterprises (SMEs) become sustainable and increase business confidence across NSW. online resource, provides you with simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
Australian Business Licence and Information ServiceThe Australia Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps in finding government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines to meet compliance responsibilities.
Western Sydney University Launch PadThe Western Sydney University Launch Pad is a one-stop shop business and innovation support program that provides facilities, assistance and resources for startup and high-growth technology based businesses in Western Sydney.

Stay up to date

To stay up to date with developments in Liverpool, subscribe to Council's quarterly e-newsletter for business, Liverpool Business Connect.

Last updated on 2017-11-27AEDT16:52:39+1100