Starting a Business

Corangamite Shire's natural attractions have resulted in a thriving tourism sector, creating employment prospects across a diverse range of businesses.

International, interstate and intrastate visitation to the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell National Park is increasing annually, with the Great Ocean Road region being the most visited area outside metropolitan Melbourne.

Corangamite is well serviced by transport infrastructure, with major state highways and arterial roads travelling through our townships. Additionally, the Melbourne-Warrnambool rail route, which services Camperdown and Terang, has regular passenger and freight services.

Business opportunities range from value-added dairy based businesses to specialist food producers, traditional retail, agricultural, machinery, export, professional services, trade and tourism-based business. The possibilities are vast and many.

Business support 

Corangamite Shire is proactive in engaging business and industry development; aiming to assist with the lifting of entrepreneurism and innovation, aiding in the drive of investment and business transition, increasing regional value-add and the nurturing of food and fibre careers.

Council facilitates a variety of initiatives that provide both start-up and existing business with support.

General information that may assist with businesses, start-up or existing developments, that relates to areas requiring a permit from Council can be found in our  Property Section  - Building, Planning, Environment, Local Laws

For more information or advice on business opportunities or starting a business, contact our Economic Development and Tourism Unit:

Michael Emerson, Manager Economic Development & Tourism or Samantha Fox, Economic Development & Events Marketing Officer
Phone:  03 5593 7100


Useful links

There are a number of online resources designed to help start, run and grow business.  The following websites offer information on assistance, services, tools, advice and training. 

Business Victoria

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science