COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

Find out about our response and important information for residents and businesses

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Support for small business

Here at Wakefield Regional Council we're for small businesses.

We know small businesses have big ideas, that’s why we're committed to a fairer and more competitive small business sector.

Small business owners can call on the Office of the Small Business Commissioner to receive assistance with:

  • low or no cost mediation to resolve disputes
  • retail and commercial lease information
  • advocacy
  • business information to thrive

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner will advocate on your behalf and assist in disputes, such as:

  • Unfair market practices
  • Retail and commercial lease disputes
  • A wide range of business-to-business disputes
  • Franchise disputes.

Visit the Small Business Commissioner website at to lodge your dispute or contact them (free call) on 1800 072 722 to speak to one of their friendly Case Officers.