Small Business Friendly Local Government

The City of Cockburn is proud to be a Small Business Friendly Local Government. 

Small business owners (and operators) create local employment, provide essential goods and services and help create attractive, liveable communities. 

In 2018, the City signed the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter, to demonstrate our committment to actively support small businesses in Cockburn.

The Small Business Friendly Local Governments (SBFLG) initiative was developed by the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) the only State Government agency focused on supporting small business in Western Australia.

Small Business Friendly: an initiative of the Small Business Development Corporation logo

Small Business Charter

The City of Cockburn has committed to supporting our local small business community by:

  • Recognising it as an important stakeholder and consulting regularly

  • Understanding how small businesses operate, their needs, goals and key challenges

  • Providing clear service standards, setting out what we will do to support local business

  • Giving clear advice and guidance to help business owners meet their regulatory obligations

  • Regularly reviewing our policies to check for ‘small business friendliness’

  • Taking reasonable action to limit unnecessary administrative burdens

  • Ensuring prompt payment of small business invoices

  • Providing networking and other development opportunities for local business owners

  • Regularly meeting with and consulting members of the local small business community to improve our understanding of their needs

  • Managing disputes in a timely and cost effective manner

For more information about this initiative contact the Business Engagement Officer on 9411 3444 or email

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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