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Home Based Business

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has long recognised the significance of home-based businesses to its local economy.

Home business computerBenefits of home-based business

Home-based businesses can offer a range of unique benefits, including:

  • local employment and wealth creation
  • supporting existing businesses
  • contributing to passive surveillance of neighbourhoods
  • promoting the social benefits of being able to work and care for a dependent
  • unclogging our roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • supporting local retail and hospitality businesses.

Do I need Council approval

Council approval is not required for home-based businesses if they fully comply with the criteria of a ‘home activity’.

For more information, contact the Council’s Urban Planning & Environment Department on 08 8366 4530
or email