Starting Your Business

Looking to start a business in Manningham? Understanding who your customers are is an important part of being in business. Demographics, trends and other data can help you better understand your customer base and the local community.

We have compiled some demographics for each of our suburbs to help give you the edge in starting your business.

Learn more about our local economy on our Economic Profile.


If you provide accommodation as part of your business, you are required to register as a Prescribed Accommodation Premises and may need to consider permits for your property.
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If you plan to sell food as part of your business there are a range of regulations you need to be aware of, you will also need to apply for certain permits before you can start trading.
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Any business performing hairdressing, beauty therapy, colonic irrigation or skin penetration (tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis) must be registered and consider the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
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Home Based Business

There are a number of factors to consider before starting a home based business, including the suitability of your home and business as well as any permits that are required from Council.
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