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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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An initiative of

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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

Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a few ideas that may help.

September 9, 2019

As I reflect on the year so far, I realise I have, along with my team, embarked on a journey.…

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Tips from a Business Owner. 10 years into the journey.

September 9, 2019

Harvest Director, Maree Herath reflects on her business journey. If you knew in 10 years you would: Miss a great…

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How small businesses can attract BIG talent through offering flexible working

August 20, 2019

Intrigued? Let’s unpack flexible working arrangements. My journey started in my 20’s with one of the largest recruitment firms in…

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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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Mental Health & Injury in the Workplace.

June 19, 2019

Mental Health in the Workplace. Creating a positive, healthy workplace, can increase employee motivation, job satisfaction and wellbeing at work.…

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Local Business Noticeboard

We are Hiring !

July 29, 2019

Flexible Part Time – Business Development/Homefinder role Our part time HOMEFINDER position is a business development role pivotal to the…

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July 26, 2019

DID YOU KNOW:  That you can enjoy better visual comfort with a FREE lens upgrade? DID YOU KNOW:  That most people…

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Thanks for coming! Localised Meetup

July 23, 2019

Thanks to the 100+ local businesses for coming along to last Friday’s meetup at Peppers The Sands. It was fantastic…

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State-wide plastic bag ban: is your business ready?

July 10, 2019

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019. The ban will apply to…

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You’re invited: Localised Meetup Friday 19 July

July 3, 2019

Localised Meetups are highly targeted, business-first, and fun, business networking events. Meet and connect with like-minded people across a range…

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Retail Trade

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Healthcare & Medical Services

Coastal Soul Wellness

  • Remedial Massage
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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Civil Works

GPSC-RFT-14-2019 Panel Of Suppliers for Line Marking

Golden Plains Shire Council wishes to engage suitably qualified experienced providers for the provision of

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Upcoming Events

Tue 24

Responsible Service of Alcohol

September 24, Tuesday | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South West TAFE
89 - 95 Bromfield Street,
Colac 3250
Wed 25

How To Fraud Proof Your Small Business

September 25, Wednesday | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Village Geelong – NAB
43-45 Brougham St
Geelong 3220

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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