Pigs, Poultry, pest plants and Industrial Hemp Forum

Surf Coast Agribusiness Network, Corangamite CMA, Surf Coast Inland Plains Network and the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance, are putting on a one day workshop on 24th August 2019 with the intriguing title of Pigs, Poultry, Pest Plants and Industrial Hemp. This is THE EVENT for anyone interested in any of the above and what may be required with a view to Bio-Security, Planning, Management, Processing, Provenance, Rules and Regulations, as well as the opportunities available to all farmers. So come along and see what all the excitement is about. We’d love to see you at the Mt. Moriac Reserve Pavilion on 24th August 2019 (booking are essential).

Economic Development Officer - Golden Plains Shire Council
Free ATO webinars for business

If you are thinking about starting a new business, have just started a new business or want to update your knowledge, then the ATO’s small business webinar series is for you.

With 15 different sessions each running for approximately 45 minutes, there’s a range of topics including Single Touch payroll – Introduction and Reporting, Introduction to tax basics, Introduction to tax deductions and many more. There are typically six sessions per day, so there’s likely to be a time that suits you.

Click here for more information:

Marketing Development Officer - Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism

As part of the Great Ocean Road Centenary Celebrations, there will be five pop-up cinemas operating from Friday 20 September – Sunday 6 October, 2019.

The 1920s-style mini cinemas (cleverly fitted out in shipping containers) will be located at Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Wye River and Apollo Bay.  Each cinema will screen a 10-minute story of the local area, its history and the building of the Great Ocean Road.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism is looking for volunteers who can man our pop-up cinemas.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is passionate about our local history to welcome guests from Melbourne and beyond to celebrate this milestone! It’s also a chance to network with the local tourism industry.

For more information please go to:

We are Hiring !

Flexible Part Time – Business Development/Homefinder role

Our part time HOMEFINDER position is a business development role pivotal to the success of our sales team. Your primary responsibility will be to speak to residents across the City of Geelong and locate property owners who are thinking of selling.
If you enjoy meeting and speaking with people and are a strong communicator then this is the perfect role for you. We are looking for a passionate and energetic person who is self-motivated with a positive attitude.

Excellent Hourly Rate plus Bonuses. Part-time role up to 20 hours per week. Flexible Hours. Training & Support Provided. Current drivers licence required. No real estate experience required.

Send cover letter and resume including references to


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Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Thanks for coming! Localised Meetup

Thanks to the 100+ local businesses for coming along to last Friday’s meetup at Peppers The Sands. It was fantastic to see so many locals connecting.

Did you get up to pitch your business? Check out our youtube channel to view your video and share it to your networks and via your socials.

And if you’re interested in learning more about Threeple and how it can help your business, please get in touch with James, Daley, Theo or I. We’d be happy to give you a demo.

Make sure you mark the 13 September in your diary for out next Meetup at the home of the Mighty Cats. RSVP here:

Business & Industry Engagement Officer, Economic Development, City of Greater Geelong - City of Greater Geelong
State-wide plastic bag ban: is your business ready?

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019. The ban will apply to all retailers including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has engaged the National Retail Association (NRA) to help retailers transition away from lightweight plastic bags. An NRA representative will visit stores in the Geelong area to discuss the plastic bag ban on Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August. To request a visit to your store, email Find out more about the plastic bag ban at

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
You’re invited: Localised Meetup Friday 19 July

Localised Meetups are highly targeted, business-first, and fun, business networking events. Meet and connect with like-minded people across a range of industries and establish valuable business contacts.

And find out what’s happening in the Surf Coast business community from both the Surf Coast Shire and Torquay Commerce & Tourism.

Plus you know we LOVE promoting and supporting local business. Make sure you’re ready to pitch to the room – tell us who you are, what you do and how people get in touch.

And thanks to our Event Partner, Peppers The Sands Torquay, it’s FREE for businesses to come along.

Date: Friday 19 July 2019
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: Peppers The Sands Torquay (Cobden Room)
RSVP: Click here

Business & Industry Engagement Officer, Economic Development, City of Greater Geelong - City of Greater Geelong
Tickets now on sale! Geelong Small Business Festival 2019

Running throughout August, the Festival includes events on business development and sales, marketing and social media, entrepreneurs and start-ups, and employing and leading people. It is an amazing opportunity for small business people to network, upskill, learn and grow.

Book your tickets and find out more at