Supporting Opportunities

Cessnock City Council is a Small Business Friendly Council working with Service NSW to deliver free, personalised support for small and large business owners looking to start or grow a local business.

We recommend utilising Council's Economic Development Unit, Service NSW Business Concierge and the resources below to develop your business ideas.

Cessnock City Council's Economic Development Unit has extensive local business knowledge, have run small and medium businesses and worked in large corporations. Our aim is to provide personalised support to increase opportunities for local businesses, increase exposure to our beautiful region for investment and advocate for issues affecting socio-economic performance.

To book a meeting with the Economic Development Unit please email

The following is an overview of the types of support and services we can provide.

Let's Profile your Business

Register your business and allow us to provide a free profile. You'll feature on an up-coming e-news and local businesses will be able to find you on our business profiles directory.

Sign Up

Register your business to receive the free e-news monitor for relevant business updates, to stay on top of local information, business opportunities and changes that may impact your business.

Bid for Council work!

Did you know that Cessnock City Council is a big customer when it comes to business and we love to buy locally! To make doing business with us easier, we have these helpful resources and link to Council's procurement.

The Business Centre

Receive assistance in starting or expanding your business by discussing new ideas, creating clarity and direction. Let our team guide you through the range of programs and services offered to small business owners in the greater Hunter Region. Fully and partially subsidised services are available to suit your individual needs, based on your industry sector, stage of business growth and personal skillsets. Small Business Advisors and Mentors offer practical solutions, guidance and direction to support you in achieving business growth and sustainability. Meet the business advisors at your premises or casually for a coffee to discuss your business needs.

Hunter Valley Hub

Business advisory services cover the establishment of new small business enterprises and existing small to medium enterprises who are experiencing issues, want to grow, or just want to be better. Businesses can also take advantage of numerous business workshops and information seminars to assist in the development of their business.

They facilitate networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog , Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.

Cessnock City Council's Economic Development Team are delivering results to generate a business environment conducive for growth.

Contact us for more information or support.