Australia-wide, there are usually pretty strict regulations on commercial zoning. In most areas, to be classified as a business, the premises must be located in a commercial area or in an area zoned at least partially for commerce.
All councils use zoning controls to coordinate and manage the use of land within their local government area. A property's zoning determines whether a business is permitted or prohibited. For example, some business zones permit a food and drink premises while other zones do not, so make sure you do your research.
Take a good look around the area where you want to build or renovate your commercial property. Consider the other businesses that are nearby and whether they will complement or compete with your business.
Also consider ease of customer access, and the prominence of the business for passing vehicle and foot traffic. Will people know your business is there and can they get to it?