Small Business Information

As the economy starts to return to normal, the Tasmanian and Australian Governments are providing support and information to help small businesses navigate through day to day business.

To find out about support services that might available to your business, please see below. All of sites mentioned are updating their information regularly, so we encourage you keep checking in.

Business Activation and Improvement Grants

Do you have a long-overdue renovation or a bright new idea for your business shopfront?

If you are a small business trading in, or close to,  Moonah, Glenorchy and Claremont you might be eligible for Council’s latest grant opportunity.

Glenorchy City Council is providing grants to local businesses to revitalise and refresh your commercial façade or shopfront. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $10,000 in grant funds to undertake improvement work.

Activation and improvements could include;

  • Painting your exterior, including murals
  • Upgrade to exterior lighting
  • Improved accessibility for all customers
  • Upgrade of window treatments and signage
  • Removal of old signage, air conditioning units or hoardings
  • Repairs to structural facades and awnings
  • Greening or on street displays
  • Public art (on your own land)
  • Internal displays and lighting
  • and more!

Have a look at our grant guidelines and put in an application.

Get in quick – Applications close 23 June 2021!

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Business Tasmania – for Tasmanian Government business assistance

Helping Tasmanian businesses understand what support they are eligible to receive from both State and Federal stimulus packages and general business support.

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Work Safe Tasmania – for new business rules when restrictions ease

There will be significant changes to how businesses are allowed to operate and every business must comply with them to operate, and keep their staff and customers safe. Check out the rules, advice and compliance details to prepare for re-opening your business.


Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TCCI)

The TCCI Business Hotline is for ALL Tasmanian Businesses, designed to provide information and advice to save you time. TCCI staff will provide the advice you need, or advise/link you with a service to meet your needs. No business question is too big or too small, it’s a great resource to get you what you need, when you need it!

1300 559 122EmailWebsite

Digital Ready for Business – for videoconferencing, e-commerce, social distancing and remote working

Learn how e-commerce, social media, website performance and online marketing can help them keep trading at this extremely difficult time. Help to get your business get online, providing e-commerce fact sheets, lots of great webinars and free two-hour one-on-one tailormade coaching session with a digital business coach.


Tourism Tasmania – for advice relevant to the tourism industry

Regular tourism related updates are sent out as information comes to hand, subscribe to the Tourism Talk Newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Economic Development in Glenorchy

Council undertakes economic development to drive growth and prosperity for the City and its residents, focusing on:


  • attracting talent to our City
  • providing quality places for people to live and work 


  • inviting investment
  • supporting business retention and growth, and


  • building our resident workforce

We will encourage business diversity, innovation and new technologies to stimulate jobs, creativity, and collaboration. We will be a place where business can establish, continue and flourish.

– City of Glenorchy Community Plan 2015 – 2040

Economic development is an integral part of what we do at Council and our objective is to be open for business. To find out more about what is happening right now in the Glenorchy economy visit our Economic Development Strategy Project.

Economic Development Strategy Project