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​​​​​​​​​Small businesses account for 95 per cent of all businesses in the State and employ around a third of its labour force.

Most small businesses in Western Australia are in the following industries:

  • construction;

  • agriculture, forestry and fishing;

  • finance and insurance services;

  • transport, postal and warehousing; and

  • retail trade.

There are three ways you can own a business in Western Australia.

 

Buy a business

Buying an established business can mean a big commitment in time, money and energy. Read the important points to consider on the
Small Business Development Corp​oration website​ before you decide to buy a business.

 

Buy a franchise

Franchising is when you use another firm’s successful business model for your independently owned outlet. Read more about buying a franchise on the
Small Business Development Corporation​ website​.

 

Start a business

Instead of buying a pre-existing business, you may want to start your own. There is much more involved in starting a new business rather than buying an existing business (with proven cash flow and profits). Carefully read the
Small Business Development Corporation information to make sure this option is for you.

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Advice on visas relating to COVID-19

21 May 2020

Migration Services is unable to answer enquiries directly relating to your visa. 

For visa enquiries please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or visit their website at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

For enquiries related to COVID-19 you can visit the dedicated 'COVID-19 and the border' pages.  

Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.