Doing Business in Penrith

Doing Business in Penrith

We’re building the right infrastructure, with and for our community, to provide limitless opportunities for our people, visitors and investors.

Penrith City Council is partnering with the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) to deliver a series of six online and in-person workshops for new and early-stage startup founders in the City of Penrith.

Whether you’re at the start of your entrepreneurial journey and have an idea you want to explore, or you are already in business and looking to build your customer base or better understand how to leverage networking or access funding, you’ll find a workshop to suit.

Workshops include:

  • Small Business Startup • Test your Business Idea
  • Structuring your Small Business Startup
  • Building a Customer Base
  • Finance
  • Funding and Risk
  • Present Your Small Business Startup

The program has been specially designed to give participants access to a range of educational and skills-based business resources and enable networking between and exposure to other startups. Because each workshop is completed as a stand-alone module, each comes with its own industry-accredited micro credential, which is issued to participants at successful completion of the workshop. Complete one or two, or work through them all for a ‘master’ accreditation!

Visit for more information and to register today.

Program Dates:

Start: Wednesday 4 October

End: Wednesday 8 November

About SSE

SSE is a not-for-profit organisation delivering bespoke educational experiences and skills training to promote self-determination and remove barriers to employment and entrepreneurship for more Australians. Find out more here: 

If you're starting a business for the first time, you'll need to apply for an Australian Business Number/ Tax File Number with the Australian Business Register.

Depending on your business structure, you may need to apply for an Australian Company Number with ASIC. If you plan to trade under a name other than your own, you must register a business name with ASIC.

You can also register as an employer with the Australian Taxation Office.

Find support for Small Businesses here:

If you’re planning to open an office, or looking for co working office spaces;

Rebecca Pham | Manager, Launch Pad Operations & Programs
Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Enterprise & International
0403 984 212 |

Creative Fringe
Debbie OÇonnor-Founder/CEO
6/51 York Rd
Jamisontown NSW 2750
1300 722 896

WOTSO Penrith
95b Station St
Penrith NSW 2750
1800 496 876


Penrith has a target to attract 51,000 new jobs by 2041, to meet the population growth and to provide a thriving future for our residents and local businesses.

We want to be a diverse economy that targets strong and ‘future’ industries and employment sectors, and provide equitable access to education and training that will build our resilience so that we can change and adapt quickly to future economic and social settings.

We are unlocking game changing projects and unprecedented capital investments to revitalise the region, with projects in the pipeline designed to open up to global markets and attract the perfect workforce demographic -young, aspirational, and innovative.

The following 10 industries below have been identified as our key growth areas that will leverage the shifting nature of Penrith;

  • Transport, Freight and Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Recycling, Waste Management, and Clean Energy
  • Airport and Aerotropolis
  • Agriculture
  • Health, Social Assistance and Aged Care
  • Education, Research and Science
  • Creative and Cultural
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Get your business listed on the following directories

Penrith Business Directory
Local businesses can sign up for a FREE listing

Visit Penrith

Council is highly engaged in the promotion of the local visitor economy. Eligible local businesses can submit their details for listing on the Visit Penrith website by emailing

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

ATDW is Australia’s national platform for digital tourism marketing in Australia. By creating an ATDW listing, Penrith tourism operators benefit from being listed on the website.

Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce has been helping business owners build quality relationships since 1927. It facilitates business owners and leaders in our community to work together to make meaningful changes– economically, environmentally, and socially.

Penrith CBD Corporation is funded through a special rate levy collected from local property owners in the CBD. The Corporation works closely with Penrith City Council and key business partners to assist and support local business owners, retailers and restaurants “unlock the opportunities” and grow their business ready for our city’s future.

St Marys Town Centre Corporation exists to engage and connect the local business and social communities in St Marys.

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad is a tech start-up incubator operating since 2015. Launch Pad was established to enable the growth of a start-up community in Western Sydney and drive the development of a sophisticated innovation ecosystem for the region.

Business Australia - formerly known as the NSW Business Chamber, Business Australia now supports businesses across the country, untying legal knots, boosting efficiency, advocating for better conditions and helping them grow.