Useful Organisations and Links
Business Hervey Bay
A support group for people in business in Hervey Bay.
Fraser Coast Young Professionals
Fraser Coast Young Professionals group is designed to bring a network of younger business owners, trade professionals, managers and even aspiring employees together for social interaction and personal development.
Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce
The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce is a highly active and dynamic resource for its local business members and in doing so plays an integral role in ensuring the sustainable future of the Hervey Bay community.
Fraser Coast Online
A community directory listing community organisations and services (health, education etc) within the Fraser Coast.
Tourism Fraser Coast
Would like to know more about our amazing Fraser Coast, visit Tourism Fraser Coast's website.
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Your business may need to have planning approvals in the form of development consent. The Council will determine whether you need to make any applications for approval or obtain special licences for such things as pollution, hazardous materials storage or waste disposal.
Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1879 by some forward-thinking business people, the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce is now an incorporated not-for-profit organisation working towards a vibrant business community.
Tiaro & District Chamber of Commerce
The Tiaro & District Chamber of Commerce is a business organisation that protects, fosters and enhances the success of our membership through a focused, collaborative effort. They strive to support and assist your business and its growth through Business Education, Networking, Advocacy and Promotion of Tiaro & Districts. You can contact the Chamber by post PO Box 128, Tiaro Qld 4650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Southern Queensland
USQ Fraser Coast is recognised for its collaborative work with industry, government and the wider community.
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)
If you thinking of starting a new business, DEEDI's website provides plenty of advice on business, trade and investment.
Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)
DERM covers many functions including property, titles and valuations, environmental management, land management, heritage conservation, vegetation management and mapping and surveying.
Department of Infrastructure and Planning
The Department of Infrastructure and Planning works closely with local governments and leads a coordinated Queensland Government approach to planning, infrastructure and development across the state.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Visit the Department of Justice and Attorney-General for all your justice and fair and safe information.
Fair Work Online
Fair Work Online provides a gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules, including awards and national employment standards.
Real Estate Institue of Queensland (REIQ)
REIQ is the peak organisation for the state's real estate industry.
Smartlicence is a unique business licensing and information service. It provides a comprehensive list of state and local government licences and regulations you will be required to address in order to run your business.
Queensland Government Business Development
The business development website provides informative content on how you can plan, start and run a business. It also has online services, tools and resources and links to interactive business tools.
WorkCover Queensland is a statutory authority providing insurance coverage for Queensland employers.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
ATO has a quick guide to find out what tax issues affect your business.
Keeping Australia Working (KAW)
KAW is a free service that allows employers to access information about the programs and initiatives that can help you find support and re-train your workers in the current economic climate.
Small Business Support
Whole of Government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
Smart State is Intellectual Property Australia's guide to managing your IP in a new business. It is designed to introduce you to basic intellectual property concepts and is structured to take into account some of the different scenarios that may face a new business.
To check whether someone is already using a trademark, brand or logo similar to your concept, visit the IP Australia Trademarks Search Index.
Find out how Ergon Energy can help with your electricity needs for your business.
Wide Bay Water Corporation
Wide Bay Water Corporation looks after water and wastewater services to residents and businesses on the Fraser Coast.