Buying an existing business

Considering buying an existing business can offer a range of advantages and disadvantages. It is important when deciding to buy a business that you consider its current worth, reputation and the future of the business. Once you have made the decision to purchase a business we would suggest getting in touch with us to determine how we can support you and what approvals and permits you may need.

Just like starting a new business, depending on your business type you may require one or more permits from Council.

Its important to note that if you are looking to buy an existing food, accommodation, beauty, tattooist or other health business, you will need to get the current owner to complete a section of the form to transfer the business into your name.

If you are ready you can complete the form here(PDF, 633KB) , however if you have any queries our Business Support Service is here to guide you through the process of understanding which permits are required for your business and the information required so you can get your business open sooner.