Small businesses frequently interact with local government and rely on positive interactions with local councils to allow for continued sustainability.

The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, in partnership with the NSW Business Chamber, launched the Small Business Friendly Councils (SBFC) Program in September 2014. The SBFC Program is an Australian first, giving Councils in NSW the opportunity to be formally recognised as 'Small Business Friendly'.

Currently, 67 local councils in NSW have joined the Program demonstrating their commitment to their local small business community. This represents over 345,000 small businesses and over 50 per cent of all NSW small businesses.

For further information on the Small Business Friendly Councils Program, please visit the NSW Small Business Commissioners website.