Regional assistance

Grants and assistance for business in NSW

NSW Government offers numerous services for businesses wanting to launch or expand in New South Wales.

Launching or expanding a business requires accurate research. We can provide up-to-date information on the costs of doing business in the state, plus figures that benchmark NSW's economy, growth and trade against the other states.

Networks and supply chains

When you're ready to begin business discussions, we can arrange meetings with potential partners, supply chain networks and regulators. If you have licensing, tax or regulatory questions, we can introduce you to the relevant parties.

If you're scouting for a new site, we can suggest possible locations to suit the specific needs of your business.

How we help regional NSW

NSW Government delivers a range of services and programs to help businesses in regional NSW including:

  • Jobs for NSW: This fund offers financial assistance to significant regional investment projects.
  • Jobs Action Plan (Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme): the Jobs Action Plan offers payroll tax rebates to companies that create new jobs – including businesses in regional NSW.
  • Central West Jobs Action Plan: we offer support to help businesses in NSW's central-west region adapt to the structural adjustments currently taking place.
  • Aboriginal Business Development: we provide an Aboriginal Business Development Service that aims to enhance the sustainability and growth potential of Aboriginal enterprises including an Aboriginal Business Directory.
  • Mobile Black Spot Program: the NSW Government is investing $26 million and working with the Commonwealth and mobile phone carriers to address mobile black spots across regional and remote NSW.

NSW Government also supports Regional Development Australia - a joint initiative by the Australian Government and state governments that helps businesses access financial and other assistance to develop regional projects.

Contact us

With 13 offices located around the state, we'd be delighted to discuss how we can help your business thrive in regional NSW. Contact our Office of Regional Development by emailing