Economic Development Officer, Surf Coast Shire - Surf Coast Shire
Surf Coast Buy Local campaign – calling creatives and innovators

Surf Coast Business Collective are working on a new Buy Local campaign to continue on from #BuySurfCoast and are looking to connect with local creatives and innovative Surf Coast-based businesses. If this is you, or your friend, please drop us a line on Facebook: or email:

If you’re after sustainably-made, one-of-a-kind products, look local first. There are so many business treasures to be uncovered on the Surf Coast!

Without traditional shopfronts, they are a little more hidden than others, but well worth discovering.

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If you know of other local creatives, innovative businesses or if you would like to share your own business story, get in touch or reach out to Surf Coast Business Collective

Economic Development Officer, Surf Coast Shire - Surf Coast Shire
Surf Coast: Taking care of business

As a business support initiative, Council is collecting information on how our local businesses have altered their business hours and services (e.g. home delivery or take-away) using an online survey, email and phone calls.

If you are a Surf Coast Business and have altered your business operations, please complete the
Taking Care of Business Survey and tell us how you are doing business during the Stage 1 Covid shutdown and social distancing practice.

This information will be made available via Surf Coast Visitor Information Centres, the Surf Coast Shire Council website, social media and print.

The aim is to inform local residents of services currently available and to assist local businesses to find enough customers to be sustainable at this time.

We know that these are challenging times for everyone. We are here to support Surf Coast businesses find their way through. The best way we can do this is together.

Take care, stay in touch, and stay safe.

The Surf Coast Business Support team
(Simon, Katie, and Scott)

Head of Community - Localised
Next Localised Meetup: save the date!

Have you been to a Localised Meetup?

Our meetups are fun, highly targeted, business-first networking events for the commercially minded. We LOVE promoting local business! So come along with your 20 second lightning pitch prepared and tell other local businesses what you do. Check out our Localised YouTube channel to discover how it’s done.

Our next Meetup is on Friday 19 July in Torquay at Peppers The Sands Resort. You can RSVP for free here.