New businesses

We welcome new businesses to the Murrumbidgee Council area and look forward to working with you to make your business a success. Please find below some resources to get you started with your business. is an online government resource for the Australian business community. offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business. On the website, you can find the:


Starting a Business Guide

Setting up your own business is exciting, but can also be challenging if you are not prepared.  The 'Starting a Business Guide' guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead. On the website, you can also download for free useful templates and checklists for your business, including:

·         Business plan template

·         Marketing Plan template

·         Emergency Management Plan template

·         Social Media template

·         Succession Planning template


The NSW Government Business Connect program

Whether you are just starting out with a great business idea or looking to expand and grow your business, Business Connect services can help you on your journey to business success. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

Also check the what’s on page on the Council website, to see when the Business Connect bus will be visiting the towns in Murrumbidgee.


Easy to do Business

Starting a new business is exciting. But working out the licences and permits needed can be daunting, not to mention confusing. The NSW Government has introduced Easy to do Business , a free service offered across a range of industries (including cafe, restaurant or small barm housing construction, clothing retail, printing services and road freight), that gives you personalised help and support when starting or expanding a small business so you can focus on your business and save time and money.


Should you wish to have a confidential discussion on opportunities for your business interests to grow within the communities of Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie or across the broader Murrumbidgee Council region, please contact Council's Economic and Tourism Development Manager on 1300 MRMBGE (676243).


Also check out Business and investment contacts page on our website for regional contacts to various agencies to assist you with your new business, as well as the resources page for further information and funding opportunities.