Business Support

About Armadale

The City of Armadale is located 30 kilometres to the southeast of the Perth CBD and is part of the Greater Perth region. The City is made up of 19 suburbs and covers an area of 560 square kilometres, more than half of which is made up of state forest rising up into the Darling Scarp. The Armadale City Centre is conveniently located at the crossroads of the Albany and South Western Highways and Armadale Road, and is directly linked to Perth CBD via the metropolitan rail network, Tonkin Highway and Kwinana Freeway (via Armadale Road).

Armadale’s semi-rural hills lifestyle provides a unique selling point for our future investment attraction strategies. It is the backdrop to our rapid urbanisation which attracts diverse professional workers and businesses to the area. We have an established sense of community which offers a range of housing and lifestyle choices, particularly for young families.

Key statistics on the City of Armadale can be found on the right of this page.

Business Investment Prospectus

The City of Armadale is one of the fastest growing regions in Western Australia. The Armadale City Centre is one of eight designated Strategic Metropolitan Centres in the State Government’s Metropolitan Plan and is the primary centre of the southeast region of the metropolitan area.

To respond to an ever increasing number of enquiries about investment opportunities, the Business Investment Prospectus provides a range of key demographic and business data about the City.

Click on the right side of this page to view the document.

Home Based Businesses

A home business is a small scale occupation or business operating at home by a resident of the property.

The City has three categories of home-based businesses:

  1. A home office or family day care carried on within a dwelling by a resident of the dwelling.
  2. An occupation carried on within a dwelling or on land around a dwelling by a resident of the dwelling.
  3. A home business or professional practice undertaken for the purposes of commercial gain and carried on in a dwelling or on land around a dwelling by a resident of the dwelling.

The City's Town Planning Scheme No. 4 outlines land uses/development that may or may not be permitted on the property. Click here to find Information Sheets, FAQs and Planning Forms.

Most home businesses require Council approval. To confirm your business requirements contact the City on 9394 5000.

Starting a new business can take lots of time, money and energy. Before you start be fully aware of what is involved in running a business. Click here to view the Australian Government's Business Starting your business checklist.

To find out more on small and medium enterprises throughout the nation read Sensis eBusiness Report 2016. This document provides information on small and medium business activity and monitors expectations and confidence in the business community.

Business Grants

There are a number of grants and awards currently open to businesses across a range of industries. For more details, click the links below:

Coles Nurture Fund: https://www.coles.com.au/corporate-responsibility/our-suppliers/working-together

Youth Jobs PaTH: https://jobsearch.gov.au/path#section-employers

Regional Growth Fund: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/regional-growth-fund.aspx

Dreams for a Better World- Better Business Grant: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/business-grants