Small Business Support Line (SBSL)
1800 777 275
Monday - Friday | 8am - 8pm AEST*
The national Small Business Support Line provides small business owners with a first point of contact to access information and referral services to improve their business sustainability and help better manage their business.
Our team of agents all have extensive experience in the small business sector and will tailor advice to the needs of your small business. There is a diversity of knowledge among the agents including business start up information, banking, finance, accounting and marketing, advertising, small business counselling and information technology.
The Support Line links into existing small business support mechanisms including:
- Business licensing information and referrals
- Business Enterprise Centres
- State and Territory government small business programs and services.
The Small Business Support Line also has a 'Live Chat' service. This initiative is an additional service to the existing customer channels of the Support line’s telephone and email services.It allows customers to chat online to a SupportLine agent in ‘real-time’ via the business.gov.au website.
The 'Live Chat' service is designed to provide an alternate avenue of assistance for small business owners who are tech savvy. It will also help those small business owners who are not confident with their spoken English or who want to be impartial when speaking about unfamiliar topics. It also gives small business owners who are hearing impaired an additional medium to access small business information.
The Small Business Support Line also incorporates the Small Business Credit Complaints Clearing House. The clearing house provides an avenue for small businesses to direct their issues about access to and the cost of bank finance. If you have a Small Business Credit complaint, you can submit your complaint online.
The Support Line will be closed on Australian National Public Holidays.
The Small Business Support Line caters for the needs of small business owners who may be visually impaired or require an interpreter through the Translating and Interpreting Services. It also provides access to those callers who have a hearing or speech impairment through the National Relay Service.
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) - 13 14 50
National Relay Service - TTY Service
133 677 - [TTY/Voice] 1300 555 727 [Speak and Listen (SSR)].
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Your feedback assists us in improving this service. If you would like to provide us with Feedback on the Small Business Support Line, please emailSBSL@innovation.gov.au.