Small business

Small business thriving in Perth

Of the 224,920 businesses in WA, 97% (218,150) are identified as small businesses (0 to 19 employees). In 2014-15, these small business contributed $39.7 billion to the Western Australian economy, almost 20% of the Gross State Product.

The City of Perth acknowledges the significant contribution small business make to both the economy and the vitality of the city, and supports a growing, local small business sector.

To leverage and encourage the growth of the sector, the City of Perth has created a comprehensive framework of business grants and sponsorships, investing $4.3 million of targeted funding each year, to further enhance the city's reputation for business excellence.
These include:

  • Small Business Grants
  • Business Improvement Grants
  • Business Event Sponsorship
  • Industry/Sector Development Sponsorship

The City also has a dedicated Business Support Unit that provides ongoing advice, assistance and information to small and medium businesses within the City of Perth.