Connecting business people across Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Queenscliff and the Bellarine.

Connecting business people across Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Queenscliff and the Bellarine.

business network

business network

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An initiative of

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Learn more about GROW and the positive impact of increasing social and local business.

Expert Articles from Localised Business Partners

Unfair Contract Terms to Become Unlawful

February 15, 2021

The unfair contracts regime in the Australian Competition and Consumer Act is about to get some teeth. Although some time…

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Superannuation for contractors – come one, come all

November 12, 2019

This article forms part of the series “Contractors vs Employees – Shifting Sands for Medical and Allied Health Practices” Determining…

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October 22, 2019

Medical, dental and allied health professional structures have and continue to be designed to engage professional staff that are labelled…

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July 9, 2019

Since 1 July 2017, a lower Victoria payroll tax rate of 3.65% has applied to wages paid by regional employers.…

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June 18, 2019

The law has long recognised that a breach of certain types of obligations in a contract will entitle an innocent…

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Local Business Noticeboard

“Circuit Breaker” lockdown – Business Support Package

February 25, 2021

The State Government has announced a $143 million “Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package”. This package is limited to businesses…

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Geelong Design Week and Boyd Furniture Collection

February 16, 2021

KFive Furniture  will have the Robin Boyd  furniture collection on exhibit at National Wool Museum from Thursday 18th – 28th…

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Harvest Geelong HR Roundtable’s are back!

February 11, 2021

Geelong’s bespoke HR Professional Development Training. To accommodate the Geelong regions appetite for HR intelligence, Harvest’s HR & People Solutions…

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Sustainability consulting business wants to help you

February 5, 2021

Grassroots Sustainability strives to instil a greater understanding of how individuals, organisations, businesses and communities can implement sustainable practices.  Our main…

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Get to know your local RFCS

February 5, 2021

Confidential, free, independent & invaluable business support for #StrongRuralCommunities The government-funded RFCS has operated nationwide for 35 years in 2021, providing…

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Facilities Management & Maintenance

TBS Air & Energy Solutions

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Building, Construction & Trades

C&S Contractors

  • Cartage
  • Driveway Construction
  • Earth Moving
  • Excavation works
  • Plant Hire
  • Site Cleans
  • Site Cuts
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Building, Construction & Trades

HeadStart G2021

The State Government’s Head Start program began in 2019, with an investment of almost $50

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Photography, Video and Audio

Voices of GROW short films

The GROW initiative is celebrating five years and is showcasing the outcomes achieved by the

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Upcoming Events

Mar 03

Taking Your Organisation’s Learning Online

March 3, Wednesday | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 04


March 4, Thursday | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How local business people use Localised

Expert Articles

Connect local businesses to a library of articles on business topics authored by local experts.

Business Events

Discover networking and professional development events near you

Business Directory

Promote your goods and services in the local business directory


Find local suppliers and get quotes for the things your business needs (e.g. graphic designer, website developer)


Where local businesses can share and find good news, like new appointments or milestones.


Find local business networks who can support you and help you grow.

Did you know that more than 80% of local business want to support other local businesses - but less than half of them actually do?


And the number one reason why they don’t? It is hard to find a local.


Localised changes that! 

This Localised business network is an initiative of GROW, delivered in partnership with local government across the G21 Region.

Localised business partners

Implementation Partners

Find local business expertise, business news, projects, procurements and business events across Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Queenscliff and the Bellarine.

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