If you want to open a print business in Sydney or the rest of NSW, you can use this page as a guide to get you started.
You may only need to complete some of these transactions. For example, you may not need or want to register a design or patent.
As part of owning a business and being an employer, there are a number of other things you'll need to consider. These include:
- setting up your lease, and obtaining the right permits for your building
- operating in line with the Competition and Consumer Act
- ensuring you understand the environmental risks, and your responsibilities, regarding air pollution, the handling and disposing of hazardous materials, waste management and energy use
- establishing good environmental practices, and operating within the regulatory requirements of the environment protection laws
- applying for required environmental licences and permits
- understanding and complying with Fair Work laws, employment standards, and work health and safety laws
- trademarking your intellectual property, and
- setting up a domain name.
Before you invest time and money in setting up your business, make sure you put together a business plan and carefully consider how viable your business is. Many businesses fail when these things aren’t considered. Get in touch with the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner or an industry association to get advice specific to your area.
Consider this list an ideal starting point to find out what's relevant to your print business.