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Buy locally in the City of Whittlesea and get 25% back!

Buy locally in the City of Whittlesea and get 25% back!

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The City of Whittlesea has launched a buy local incentives program offering 25 per cent back on eligible purchases across the City of Whittlesea as part of a campaign to support local business.

From 1 June you can claim 25 per cent back on eligible transactions when you spend at least $50 at a City of Whittlesea business.

To support local jobs, local tourism and a strong local economy, Council has launched the $150,000 incentive program as part of a new It’s All Here campaign.

It’s All Here and incentives program offers the opportunity to get out and discover all the unique and amazing local businesses right here in the City of Whittlesea.

Administrator Chris Eddy said he hoped the program would inspire the community to think local first and explore Whittlesea.

“We are home to approximately 18,000 businesses in the City of Whittlesea. The past two years have been challenging and the $150,000 incentive program will help give back to the community and support business locally,” he said.

“We’re one of Melbourne’s largest and most diverse municipalities and we have a lot to offer locally. Promoting and supporting local business through the incentives program is just one of the ways Council is working to build a strong local economy.

“If a cash back incentive helps to drive business in our municipality and support local people and local jobs, it’s a win for everyone.”

Starting on 1 June, customers who buy goods or services in the City of Whittlesea can apply for rebates up to 25 percent on eligible purchases through the Council website. Each customer can claim up to a $100 maximum through the incentives program.

The It’s All Here campaign showcases eight of the City of Whittlesea’s business champions from a cross section of industries including hospitality, wellness, professional services, retail, manufacturing and trades.

Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. The rebate is not limited to hospitality venues. Ranging from car servicing to house painting, local businesses and enterprises across the City of Whittlesea are eligible to be included in the rebate program. Some exclusions apply - full terms and conditions are available at


It’s all here – featured businesses

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  • That's Amore Cheese, Thomastown: From nothing, Giorgio has built an empire. That’s Amore is the only speciality Italian cheese maker in Australia with over 60 different cheeses. Over 100 people are employed in the factory and in the administrative side of the business. That’s Amore supplies some of Melbourne’s finest Spanish, Mexican, Indian, Asian, Italian, and even Korean, dining establishments and has contracts with over 900 restaurants around the country.


  • Ness' Cakes, South Morang: Building a home-based cake making business in the heart of the City of Whittlesea. Ness Cakes creates edible pieces of art.


  • Eco-Green Garden Care, Epping: Eco-Green Garden Care is proud to be Australia's only Carbon Neutral Accredited garden care provider. Having a strong environmental focus, they also implement organic practices, recycling and noise pollution reduction.


  • Gia Pilates, Doreen: Gia Pilates is a group Reformer Pilates studio located in Doreen. At Gia Pilates they believe in empowering the mind, body and soul through Pilates practise. Combining classical Pilates with modern and dynamic exercises to provide clients with a wholesome workout. Each class is designed to tone, strengthen, lengthen and stretch the entire body to improve core strength, flexibility, posture and overall wellbeing.


  • BK Managers, Bundoora: BK Managers provides personalised financial services. BK is a rapidly developing boutique accounting and taxation service provider to small and medium sized businesses in all industries across Melbourne.


  • Charlie Horse Toys, Whittlesea: Retail shop offering educational and sustainable toys and home essentials to encourage an eco-conscious lifestyle.


  • Quest Bundoora, Bundoora: Quest Bundoora offers serviced apartment style hotel rooms which gives guests a relaxed and comfortable Bundoora accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.


  • Limelite, Thomastown: With 25+ years of operation, LimeLite are a lighting design and manufacturing company. Limelite specializes in manufacturing Australian made lighting for the commercial and architectural sector of the lighting industry. LimeLite’s point of difference is embracing technology and innovation, resulting in establishing the world’s first Additive Manufacturing Hub, 3D printing of lights