...providing the foundations for your   business success

New Hunter Business
265 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: (02) 4925 7788
Fax: (02) 4925 2570
TOLL FREE 1800 815 705





New Hunter Business is proud to deliver NEIS

New Hunter Business is a consortium made up of the three Business Enterprise Centres in the Hunter Region. These are:

• The Business Centre Newcastle Region
• Business Growth Centre Gateshead
• Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre Kurri Kurri

Under the guidance of our Steering Committee, New Hunter Business is contracted by The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to oversee the delivery of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Great Lakes and Keepit areas of NSW. New Hunter Business is a member of the National NEIS Association.

What is NEIS?

NEIS is an initiative of the Federal Government that provides assistance to Centrelink clients who are looking to become independently supported.

NEIS Assistance includes small business management training and business plan development, NEIS allowance for up to 52 weeks, business mentoring and ongoing support during the first year of business operation.

NEIS offers small business training, income support and advice during the first year of your business, and will help you to develop the skills and plan needed to ensure that your business can survive and grow.

Where can I find out about NEIS?

There are a number of ways to find out more about NEIS.

Option 1: Listen to the following podcast
  Click here to play.

Option 2: Attend our upcoming NEIS information session at:

NEWCASTLE - Wednesday 11 December 2013 at 9.30 a.m. at The Business Centre, 265 King Street, Newcastle.

TO REGISTER: Please contact New Hunter Business ON 4925 7703 or The Business Centre on 4925 7700

Option 3: Talk to us directly by calling us on 4925 7703 or 1800 815 705.

It is the goal of New Hunter Business to assist you to establish your business, achieve financial independence and maintain long-term success. In doing so, Hunter Business collaborates with new and existing small to medium businesses to assist them with practical advice, business training, mentoring and professional referrals.

We are always happy to speak with you about your business idea. Please phone us on the above number.









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The Business Centre, Newcastle

Central Coast CC, Ourimbah

Hunter Region BEC, Kurri Kurri

Forster Tuncurry CC, Tuncurry

Business Growth Centre, Gateshead

Did you know?

NEIS is one of the Australian Government’s longest running employment activities, and has helped more than 100,000 people develop new, viable small businesses around Australia.- DEEWR


To find out when the next information session will be held in your area please contact New Hunter Business on 4925 7703