Business Support

Business Support

Both Penrith City Council and the New South Wales Government provide assistance and professional services to help navigate government requirements and streamline access to new investment and business development opportunities.

Development Application Process

A Development Application (DA) is a formal request for permission to carry out proposed development, including the use of premises. Approval is required before carrying out any development (except where expressly exempted). Click here to find out more about the process.

Health & Safety

Council enforces various regulations relating to health and safety, including food safety and other health safety.

Invest Penrith Newsletter

Sign up to our monthly eNewsletter to find out more about how we are positively connecting Penrith to Australia and the world.


Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith City

The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith City and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith City reports have been developed to support local services providers and others in responding to the increasing and emerging challenges of COVID-19 for our community. The reports encapsulate key findings from surveys with residents, businesses and the community sector, as well as collating publicly available data. They also summarise some key learnings to guide our response moving forward.

Penrith Business Directory

Council’s Penrith Business Directory promotes the benefits of buying local and celebrates many of the unique businesses that are doing us all proud with their innovation, industrious spirit and entrepreneurship. Local businesses can sign up for a FREE listing here.

Visit Penrith

Council is highly engaged in the promotion of the local visitor economy. Eligible local businesses can submit their details for listing on the Visit Penrith website by emailing

Business Connect

The Business Connect program is funded by the NSW Government. It is a dedicated and personalised program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.
The provider of the Business Connect program in the Penrith Local Government Area is the Western Sydney Business Centre.

Service NSW

Service NSW provides help for small business, including starting or expanding a business.
Resources include various business guides for finance, managing staff, running and closing a business, and industry specific how-to guides.

The Business Concierge Service is a free call service for businesses, which operates Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm, tel: 13 77 88.

Businesses can also access support and recovery services, including storms and floods assistance and COVID-19 help for small businesses.

Penrith City Council is an Easy to do Business council and works closely with Service NSW to support small businesses.

Small Business Commissioner

The Small Business Commissioner  empowers small business with advocacy and mediation support, giving them a voice at the highest levels.

Find information on grants and other support available for small businesses in NSW here.


TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. TAFE NSW is currently offering the following programs:

TAFE Enterprise
Skills for Business

The nearest TAFE NSW campus is TAFE NSW Nepean, located in Kingswood.

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government.

The ATO provides a range of resources for small business, including webinars on essential small business topics. is an online government resource for the Australian business community. It provides a range of free tools and resources.

The website focuses on all areas of planning, starting, running and exiting a business, including links to various government websites.

Other resources

For a full list of resources for local businesses and investors, visit our Resources & Downloads page here.