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Economic growth and development in Brimbank increases opportunities for business activity and investment, while also facilitating participation in employment and education for residents. It’s a win for everyone!

Brimbank Business Link provides business in Brimbank with information about the support and assistance available for business. The Economic Development Unit has a dedicated team committed to supporting you to establish and grow your business in Brimbank.

The Economic Development Strategy 2016 – 2020 plays a vital role in positioning Brimbank for further growth and development.

The Strategy seeks to increase opportunities for business activity and investment, facilitate participation in employment and education, build the competitiveness and resilience of the Brimbank economy, and support the ongoing economic wellbeing of the community.

The Strategy provides for a scope for future work under five (5) key theme areas:

  • Business Development and Innovation
  • Investment Attraction and Facilitation
  • Social and Economic Participation
  • Place Development
  • Effective Leadership

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Brimbank is the hidden gem in Melbourne’s west!

Whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend, or a week, or even looking to call Brimbank home, you’ll find a range of amazing experiences waiting for you.

Download a copy of the Experience Brimbank brochure and the Experience Brimbank Visitor Map

For further information contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on
03 9249 4000 or ecodev@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is causing economic disruption in many sectors including retail, tourism and hospitality, education, property, manufacturing and supply chains.

Council’s Business Support and Assistance website page provides information, support and resources for businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Information provided includes Council’s Business Support, and links to Victorian and Australian Government support and economic packages.

Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response and Recovery Strategy provides a whole-of-council approach to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus across Brimbank and the broader community. It aims to assist to mitigate negative impacts of the COVID -19 including:

  • Health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Community – with a focus on the most vulnerable throughout the community
  • The local economy including business, industry, and jobs
  • Read our Response and Recovery Strategy Fact Sheet

You can find more information here.

For further information contact Council’s Economic Development Unit on 03 9249 4000 or ecodev@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Events and Programs

The Brimbank Business Development Program will be delivered via online webinars until further notice. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the webinar.

Webinars are subject to change, and new topics are being added regularly.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Look for upcoming events and workshops coming soon to you.

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Business Support

Whether you’re starting or growing your business, there are a wide range of support and resources available to assist you. Council has a number of initiatives that aim to assist with business capacity building, promotion and marketing, and assistance to find staff.

Brimbank Business Grants Program

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is causing economic disruption in many sectors including retail, tourism, hospitality, education, property, manufacturing and supply chains. Brimbank City Council is establishing a $300,000 Brimbank Business Recovery Grants program (Business Grants program) to support local start-up and small businesses in adapting and responding to COVID-19 and strengthening their businesses as part of the Brimbank City Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy – Economic Development Response.

Grant Categories
Three streams of funding are available, to support local Small Businesses at all stages:

  • Start-up Microgrants (up to $2,000, with up to $50,000 available)
  • Small Business Support (up to $10,000)
  • Small Business Booster grant (up to $10,000)

For more information about what can be funded under each stream, please visit Brimbank’s Business Support & Assistance page.

Business Mentoring

Council provides mentoring support for business through the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) and ION Group.

Contact the Economic Development Unit to discuss which service is most suitable for your business needs, email ecodev@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 9249 4000.

SBMS provides mentoring sessions designed to work toward providing operational support and resources for businesses in these extreme times with a mentor of your choice, including mentors speaking languages other than English.

ION Group provides a strategic ‘whole of business’ approach to their mentoring sessions and an opportunity to review your situation, planning and business strategy, and adaptation strategies for re-opening, reinventing and rebuilding your business.

Sessions are provided either online via Skype/Zoom or by Telephone.

Contact the Economic Development team to discuss your mentoring needs.

Business Opportunities

Are you a local business looking for new staff and want to employ local? There’s no cost to sign up to the Brimbank Joblink community and your employment opportunity will be promoted on the Brimbank Joblink Facebook page.

Brimbank.Localised is a business-to-business platform aiming to support and help businesses to connect locally, find local suppliers, market themselves and network with local business. There is no cost to sign up to Brimbank.Localised, to find out more, click here.

iHarvest Coworking Sunshine provides a vibrant and affordable Coworking location for start-ups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and business. To make an enquiry, contact the team at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine

The Think. Shop. Buy Local map aims to make it even easier for locals to find out who is open, and to support and stay connected to their local business community.

For more information about listing your business, contact the Economic Development Team

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Invest

As the economic hub of Melbourne’s West, Brimbank promotes dynamic, competitive and innovative businesses; accessibility and connectivity; economic and social participation and wellbeing; vibrant places and high quality investments and developments.

A location for your business

Strategically located at the centre of Melbourne’s West, Brimbank is part of Australia’s fastest growing region – offering a premier location for business investment and growth.

Located 12km from the Melbourne CBD (at its closest point) and with easy access to major arterial road networks, commuter and freight rail, Melbourne Airport, Essendon Airport and the Port of Melbourne, Brimbank provides quality employment, investment, lifestyle and education opportunities.

To find out more about how the Economic Development Unit can help you with your investment or development enquiry, go to Investing Brimbank

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Brimbank City Council economic profile and information

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Resources

Brimbank City Council

Explore your council services
www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

Find out more about business support, events and training available for business in Brimbank
www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/business-and-tourism

Business Victoria

The Victorian Government resource to help businesses start up, develop & grow. Find grants, templates & more.

www.business.vic.gov.au

Business Victoria Hotline:
13 22 15

Advice, updates and support to help you help business plan and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis can be found on the Business Victoria’s Coronavirus Business Support page.

The Small Business Victoria workshop program is designed to improve your skills to start, run and grow your business.

Australian Government Business

Support for businesses in Australia. Information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.

www.business.gov.au

AusIndustry Contact Centre:
13 28 46

COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and support for business can be found on the Coronavirus information and support for business page.

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