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Opening Your Business

If you are starting a new business or buying an existing business, you will need to obtain certain permits from Colac Otway Shire Council before you start trading.

As a first step, we recommend completing the permit self-assessment tool that will identify the permit(s) you may need.

Once you’ve completed the self-assessment you can request a member of our Economic Development team to make contact with you. 

If you require any business support or advice please contact the Economic Development and Tourism Department on 5232 9400 or email


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