Whether you’re a new business operator or have been running a business for some time, there will be financial and legal matters that you must consider.
Laws that could affect your business operations include the licences and permits you, your business and your employees may need to operate legally.
For example, you may need a permit to operate from home, to place a mobile van in a certain location, to operate a food business, or if you’re working with hazardous substances.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) can help you identify the national, state, local and industry-specific licences, permits, approval, regulations and codes of practices you need to consider in your business.
ABLIS can help you create a personalised report about:
- your state or territory, local and Australian government requirements
- licence fees, periods of cover and renewals
- how to apply and renew licences
- where to go for more help and information.
Specialty Utility Licences
Depending on your business, location or industry you may have to comply with specialised regulations relating to the use of utilities. For example, businesses that generate trade waste (water and substances from commercial, industrial, business trade or manufacturing activities which is discharged to the sewerage system for removal and treatment) must apply for authorisation before discharging it.
It is recommended that all businesses regularly check ABLIS
and make contact with utility providers such as SA Water
and SA Power Networks
to ensure they continue to comply with all licencing requirements.