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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.

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

Expert Articles from Localised Business Partners

Pay Roll Tax Cuts in Regional Victoria

February 8, 2019

New data has shown how businesses across regional Victoria have taken advantage of the Victorian Government’s regional payroll tax cuts. …

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Further clarity on payroll tax for contractors

December 18, 2018

As payroll tax provisions come under increased scrutiny by Revenue Offices, another case has provided clarity on how they should…

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New requirements for land sales and developers

November 1, 2018

June 2018 The new financial year will bring in a number of changes to the property industry.  Vendors and developers…

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Unpaid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

October 23, 2018

In a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission on 6 July 2018, the content of the model term…

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Cryptocurrencies – Keep Your Records

October 4, 2018

In light of the ATO’s current position that income from cryptocurrency sales will generally be taxed under capital gains tax…

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Local Business Noticeboard

Boost your business!

November 12, 2019

Round 4 of Business Victoria’s Boost Your Business program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in funding for eligible…

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You’re invited! Our final Localised Meetup for 2019

November 12, 2019

We love putting on these events and hearing all about the new business being done across our region thanks to…

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100s of savvy businesses get down and network at Localised Meetup

October 23, 2019

Thanks to WorkSafe for hosting our Meetup on Friday 18 October! We saw a record breaking number of Lightning Pitches,…

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Welcome aboard Indigo Wolf Custom Apparel Sportswear!

October 18, 2019

Rapt to announce that we are now managing the marketing for local superstars, Indigo Wolf Custom Apparel. High quality products…

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Heart Mind Project – a new way of managing stress in the workplace

October 16, 2019

Life is busy and taking the time for self-care can be last on our to-do list. Often the impact of…

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Architecture, Design & Planning Services

Alex English Architects

  • Architectural Services
  • Architecture
  • Architecture Design and Planning
Marketing, PR & Communications

ZES Collective

  • Local Business Marketing
  • Small Business Advice
  • Social Media Training and Management
  • Training Workshops
Hospitality & Event Management Services

Seeking venues to host Localised Meetups in 2020

Localised Meetups are commercially focused and fun networking events held across the Geelong region. We

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Office Telecommunications, Printing & IT

WorkSmart Education 2019

Worksafe is currently seeing to develop a list of training vendors able to provide one,

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Upcoming Events

Mon 18

Health & Safety Representatives Initial OHS 5 day Training Course

November 18, Monday | 9:00 am - November 26, Tuesday | 4:30 pm
Rydges Geelong
Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Streets
Wed 20

NFMRI; Medical Research and Innovation Conference

November 20, Wednesday | 9:00 am - November 21, Thursday | 5:00 pm
Peppers The Sands Torquay
2 Sands Boulevard
Torquay 3228

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 listings

Promote your goods and services in the local business directory

Supplier quotes

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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