Networking can benefit your business by encouraging collaboration, economic partnerships and the sharing of knowledge and advice.
East Gippsland has many business and professional networks to help businesses in the region.
Business associations and community development groups in East Gippsland are:
Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bemm River Business and Tourism Association
Buchan Business and Tourism Association
Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association
Mallacoota and District Business and Tourism Association
Marlo Ratepayers and Residents Association
Metung Business and Tourism Association
Omeo Region Business and Tourism Association
Orbost Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Paynesville Business and Tourism Association
Twin Rivers Business and Tourism Association
These websites will have useful information on setting up and running your business, including your rights and obligations.
Business Victoria - a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.
Business Victoria – licences and registrations - here you can learn which licences and registrations you need for your situation and apply for them
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - the home of Small Business Victoria, creative industries, agriculture, trade and investment, and more.
Consumer Affairs Victoria - the state's consumer regulator. Learn about consumer rights and your rights and responsibilities as a business. You'll also find information on licences and registrations here.
Regional Development Victoria - the Victorian Government’s lead agency responsible for rural and regional economic development. Their work includes enabling businesses to invest to consolidate and grow jobs.
ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - the competition regulator and national consumer law champion.
Australian Domain Name Administrator - is the policy authority for the .au domain space.
AusTender - this is where you’ll find information on public business opportunities advertised by Federal Government departments.
Business Portal - this website offers simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services you need. You can also find out about Federal Government grants programs here.
Fair Work Ombudsman - the Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office. They promote productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensure compliance with workplace laws.