Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Your invitation to our next Localised Meetup

Localised events are a great way to meet new people from a vast range of businesses and organisations in the Geelong region.

They are also a great way to introduce yourself, your business and your expertise by getting up and pitching your business to the crowd.

So invite a work colleague or friend, bring along your business cards, practice your lightning pitch and come prepared to do some seriously commercial networking.

Plus you’ll be hearing from our Event Partner, WorkSafe and from our Localised Business Partner, Bendigo Bank.

WorkSafe will also be offering tours of their new HQ.

Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: WorkSafe, Level 2, 1-5 Malop Street, Geelong

Click here to RSVP (FREE!)


Insurance Adviser & Business Development Manager - Geelong Insurance Brokers
Recession Proof School Fees

School Fee Protect is a new Insurance Product which can cover up to 6 months of school fees if you lose your job or up to 12 months for an injury and disability. It’s not available to anyone self-employed (Sole traders and Partners), who can still get Life, Income Protection and TPD cover. Just like Pet Insurance, School Fee Protect is affordable with an average premium of $700. It provides the peace of mind to know that your child’s education costs are one less expense to worry about if you lose your job or suffer an injury and disability.


School Fee Protect Insurance is issued by QBE Insurance Australia Ltd AFSL 239545. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. The information provided here is general advice only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider these, having regard to the appropriateness of this advice, and the Product Disclosure Statement, available by calling us on Ph: 5229 0061, before deciding to acquire, or to continue to hold, this product.

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Check out our latest Localised Lightning Pitches!

Did you pitch your business at our September Meetup? It was awesome to see so many people lining up to let everyone in the room know who they are, what they do and how to get in touch.

We’ve uploaded them for you to share with your networks and on all your socials. A big thanks to Scott from Juc Media for filming all these awesome pitches!

If you made a connection with someone after their pitch, let me know! I’d love to hear from you: amy@localised.com.au


Business Development Executive - Rydges Geelong

This year, we are serving up SOMETHING FESTIVE, SOMETHING SHARED
and our most exciting option, EAT STREET.

EAT STREET is a culinary experience through an abundance of themed street food stands. Your guests will have an unforgettable time eating their way around the globe; stopping off at stands such as “Miss Saigon” serving up Braised Duck Bao Buns and Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowls.

This year you have the option to add a little bit extra to your event, such as a Grazing Table, Frozen Cocktail Slushies and even a Chocolate Fondue Fountain!

Let one of our dedicated events specialists take care of the planning for you and treat your team to an incredible Christmas Celebration!

Contact an events specialist Today for more information!

Geelong Events Centre by Rydges
(03) 5223 6250

Business Development Executive - Rydges Geelong
Melbourne Cup Day High Tea at Rydges – Supporting genU Inclusion

Catch all the action of Melbourne Cup at Rydges Geelong – the place to celebrate all the thrills this Cup Day. In partnership with GenU, Geelong Events Centre is throwing the ultimate Melbourne Cup event. Indulge at GEC as you watch the race that stops the nations. Tickets are $65 and include High Tea, bubbles on arrival,  live screenings, fashion on the fields, live music, raffle prizes and a sweepstake!

Be sure to dress to impress with MC – Samantha Krajina from Geelong Women in Business judging this years fashion on the fields.

Bookings are essential!

Tuesday 5th November
12:00pm Start
$65 per person

  • Decadent High Tea
  • Bubbles on Arrival
  • $10 donation to GenU (Included in ticket price)
  • Live Music by Kim Cooper
  • Pamper Station by Centre of Excellence
  • Pop Up Own Kind Store
  • Best Dressed Prizes
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Sweepstake
  • Live big screen broadcast

Call on 03 5223 6215 or email us today!

SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST - Grand Slam Physiotherapy
New Torquay Clinic!

It with great excitement that Grandslam Physiotherapy announces that we have expanded to Torquay!

Our established clinic in North Geelong has served the Geelong region for the past 4 years and continues to reap positive outcomes for our patients; and now we are pleased to be able to bring our tried and tested physiotherapy services to residents of the surf-coast region.

Our world class Physiotherapists have extensive experience working with the likes of Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal and house a wealth of expertise to assist patients to decrease pain, improve recovery and manage injuries. At Grandslam, we pride ourselves on our professional and innovative approach to physiotherapy and can’t wait to help residents of the surf-coast in reaching positive health outcomes.

If you would like to find out more, or to book an appointment with one of our friendly physiotherapists; visit our website or give us a call today on 5277 2151


K.Booch – Kombucha with a twist!

By now you will probably have heard of the popular Kombucha, a sparkling drink with probiotics considered to be healthy and delicious. It has become a drink of choice in many cafes and restaurants.

What could be better? Well, West Carr & Harvey client, Nick Cogger from Torquay, has found a way by creating K.Booch, a Kombucha with a naturally occurring alcoholic twist.

K Booch comes in four flavours – pineapple/watermelon, blood orange, rose/raspberry and ginger/lime.

Nick believes choosing K.Booch as an alcoholic drink is better for you than other ready to drink options such as cider. He previously ran a microbrewery for five years and worked on a specific recipe to achieve the natural fermentation process for K.Booch.

Currently the only product in the local market, this new drink is gaining popularity around the region and is available nationally through independent bottle shops and nationally through the Woolworths owned BWS.

The West Carr & Harvey team are excited to support entrepreneurs on their journey to bring new and innovative product ideas to life. Congratulations Nick!

To find a stockist near you check out https://kbooch.com.au/

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Thanks for coming!
Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s Localised Meetup at Deakin Cats Community Centre. It was awesome to see so many familiar and new faces come along to connect and promote your business.
A massive shout out of thanks to our Localised Business Sponsor, West Carr & Harvey for the interactive discussion with Ross McDonald from Shojun Concrete, and to Kylie and her team at Higher Mark for their hospitality.
Save the date! Our next meetup will be on Friday 18 October at WorkSafe. RSVP for free here: https://ticketing.localised.com.au/events/worksafe-bendigobank
Kim Duong - Halong Cafe
Vietnamese Function Foods

Vietnamese Catering Special!

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Localised Meetup: Meet and connect with other savvy people in business

Looking to grow your business?

Our Meetups are your chance to meet and connect with like-minded people across a range of industries and establish valuable contacts for yourself and your business. We can’t wait to hear from West Carr & Harvey and Geelong Cats.

Already registered? Invite your colleagues and friends!

Bring plenty of business cards, prepare your Lightning Pitch (click here for inspiration!) and join us on for an impressive networking experience like no other!

Date: Friday 13 September 2019
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: Deakin Cats Community Centre, GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park

To RSVP, click on this link: https://ticketing.localised.com.au/events/geelongcats