Bayside is a key economic hub locally, nationally, and on the global stage attracting national and international industry investment. Our local government area is thriving with a diverse range of industries and economic drivers.

We understand the importance of collaboration and partnerships in economic development. Council advocates and engages with industry, government leaders, local businesses, and social enterprises to leverage our strengths and future opportunities.

We are committed to working with businesses, investors, and other stakeholders to achieve our objectives and ensure the long-term economic success of the region.

Bayside Economic Profile

Are you planning for business growth, refining your marketing plan, or exploring investments in Bayside LGA?

This page is intended to be a helpful directory of services available in Bayside LGA. Council has compiled this information to the best of our knowledge in a rapidly changing environment.

Grants and Financial Assistance

Bayside Grant Centre

Bayside Council is proud to provide the Bayside Grant Centre to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This site provides comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you. Our free service means you will never miss a grant opportunity again.

NSW Government Grants and Funding

Find a NSW Government initiative, grant or funding program to help support your business or project.

Business Support

Free One-on-One Business Support and Advice

Bayside Council partner, Service NSW, offers local businesses a Business Concierge that provides businesses ongoing one-on-one guidance. If you're thinking of starting a business, or need advice on an existing business, contact your Business Concierge today!

How to do Business with Bayside Council

Becoming a successful supplier for local government can be daunting.

There are a lot of rules and regulations and understanding why and how decisions are made is important. We want to encourage potential suppliers to form profitable long term partnerships with us, but we also need businesses to understand why councils work the way we do.

Online Forms

Online Forms for Business

As a business owner, it is common to require permits from Council or seek assistance to better understand the relevant regulations. To help you navigate through this process, we have provided online forms with guides that outline some of the typical business activities and associated regulations.

Register a food business, apply for A-Frames and footway trading, and more.

Business Sustainability

Success Through Sustainability

Unlock savings through sustainability!

Join the free program to learn how to slash operating costs through eco-friendly practices.

  • receive a free assessment and action plan to save money and reduce business environmental impact;
  • connect with a network of like-minded environmentally conscious businesses;
  • earn accreditation badges to attract environmental conscious customers
  • be promoted to the local community.

Reduce Your Business Impact

Adapt NSW suggests adopting sustainable practices to respond to the increasing demands from stakeholders and customers for climate resilience and more sustainable practices.

Guides, Case Studies, Funding and Support Programs

Advice to manage your business energy costs, energy efficiency technologies and opportunities from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

Communities and Networks

Local Communities

Industry Business Communities