Home based businesses guidelines

Can a business be run from home?

You can run a small scale business from your home, provided it does not detract from the enjoyment of the area for your neighbours and is in compliance with the definition of a "Home Activity".

A home activity does not require approval from Council if it is operated within certain guidelines. These guidelines are designed to protect the attractiveness of residential areas.

You are advised to check with Council's Planning and Development department prior to setting up a business to ensure that you do not breach these guidelines. They can be contacted on 8640 3444 during business hours.

For more details please view the 'A Guide for Home Based Businesses' leaflet.

Guide for home based business

Home activity notification