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Business Directory

The City of Whittlesea is full of amazing businesses, both large and small, but too often people don't know what’s out there. We want to help break down those barriers by helping to grow the local economy and provide a place where local businesses can connect. 

Through our new online platform Localised, you can advertise your products and services, engage with other businesses and get access to a range of local events and professional development opportunities for you and your staff.

If you have a business, sign up to Localised for FREE and use it to:

  • Create a profile and advertise your goods and services
  • Get recommendations, introductions and quotes from local suppliers
  • Access a pipeline of future procurements across the region
  • Promote a business event you’re running
  • Access a regional calendar of business networking and professional development opportunities.

Register your business details for free on our site.

Free small business mentoring

We are extending our service to support businesses during this time of hardship.

Guiding Your Business is our free small business advice service to assist businesses registered in the City of Whittlesea.

The service provides confidential one-on-one sessions with highly skilled and experienced business mentors and is designed to help with:

  • business planning and growth
  • changes in and to your business
  • identifying goals

The one-hour sessions are held on the first Friday of each month. Bookings must be confirmed in advance. Find out more and book here.

Meetings on your premises

Our team can visit your premises to discuss the issues affecting your business and the type of assistance you need to strengthen and grow your business, through our Visitation Program.

We hold these informal and confidential meetings on your premises to gain a solid understanding of your operations. Our aim is to help you resolve your business concerns. If we are unable to help, we will refer you on to other organisations who can.

Contact and bookings

To book a mentoring session or arrange a visit, call our Economic Development Team on 9217 2278.


Whittlesea Business eNewsletter

Keep up-to-date with the most recent information that is relative to your businesses with our monthly Whittlesea Business E-news


Subscribe to receive Whittlesea Business e-news.

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Connect with businesses through our Whittlesea Coffee Club networking series

Our networking series encourages local business owners to come together and share information, ideas, resources and opportunities.

These quarterly events also offer participants the opportunity to promote their business, products and services.

Details of these events will be promoted through the Whittlesea Business eNews.


Committed to being a Small Business Friendly Council

Council has committed to being a Small Business Friendly Council, an initiative developed by the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) in partnership with local councils to provide small business with the support they need to run their businesses. The initiative is supported by the Small Business Friendly Council Charter that outlines  shared goals  for both the VSBC and Council in working to create a fair and competitive trading environment for small businesses.

Examples of these goals include supporting local businesses in managing the impacts of infrastructure projects,  streamlining the approval process when starting a business, help set up and support local business networks and more.


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