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How we can help the busy vigneron, distiller or brewer.

The Craft Beer, Distilling and Winemaking Industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the hospitality industry with craft beer, craft spirits and winemakers all making their mark on the Australian independent industry.

The alcohol production and distribution industries are highly regulated in Australia, and navigating these requirements can prove difficult. Whilst some are able to turn their dream into a profitable business, we encourage entrepreneurs to be well informed on the demands, administration and costs associated with such a venture. 

SMART Business Solutions are well versed in understanding the requirements and pressures of industry startups, and can guide you on the industry, the licensing administrative and taxation requirements, and how to plan for success with your new venture.


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Wineries

The Mornington Peninsula is famous for green hinterlands full of boutique wineries offering cellar door experiences and wonderful restaurants.

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Craft Breweries

Many craft beer companies started as a backyard brewer. Growing from a ‘hobby’ size into a business requires significant investment in equipment for the business to evolve to the next level.

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Distilleries

Managing cashflow for working capital, investment in state-of-the-art equipment, stock control and marketing your business can make or break the success of the distillery.

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"They’ve supported our growth, provide sound commercial advice and remain a
strong sounding board for all our trickier questions."

Richard Jeffares, Founder and CEO
TWØBAYS Brewing Co 




Get in touch

Whilst our website offers an overview of the industry advice and licensing requirements, we encourage you to make an appointment with our industry advisors to have an in depth discussion. There are many ways we can help. Email us or phone us on 03 5911 7000 to discuss our services.


4 May

Tax and Cash Flow Planning

When an accountant talks about Tax Planning what do they actually mean? As part of our tax advisory service we always offer strategic tax advisory, but it's important to note there are a lot of things that accountants cannot implement after June 30.


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30 Apr

Tax Relief for Small Brewers & Distillers to Support Jobs

Small brewers and distillers will benefit from $255 million in tax relief to support more jobs and investment as part of the 2021-22 Budget.


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