Gippsland News & Events

  • 01 May 2019 1:09 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    The event featured five guest speakers from Meeniyan and surrounds. 

    Each speaker gave a brief history of how they became involved in the Meeniyan business community. They also shared their view of what sets the town apart from many others in Gippsland. 

    To see more notes from this past event, become a member today!

  • 04 Apr 2019 10:57 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Small Business Clinics

    South Gippsland Shire Council in conjuction with the Small Business Mentoring Service is offering free business mentoring sessions to support businesses in South Gippsland.

    Small Business Clinics provide business advice and can assist you in planning, starting or growing your business.

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

       Book Now  
  • 04 Apr 2019 10:42 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Gippsland Business Awards

    The 2019 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards are now open!

    The awards are based on a short submission from the business which includes a business profile, outline of goals and an explanation of recent growth and development initiatives implemented by the business.

    Click below to nominate your business or a business you admire..

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  • 04 Apr 2019 10:12 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Gippsland Business Connect

    Is your business getting lost on Google? Finding it hard to get a following on social media?
    Create a profile on Gippsland Business Connect and it will increase your SEO meaning your business will be easier to find in a Google search.
    Check it out at - you can register for free! 
  • 04 Apr 2019 10:08 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Whether you are an established business or just starting out, this workshop is an essential part of your business tool kit and crucial to your success.

    Tuesday 14 May, 6pm-8pm
    South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers
    Michael Place, Leongatha



  • 01 Apr 2019 12:53 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    The by-line on Lucy Mathieson’s website, Play Bake Smile, is “You only live once, lick the spoon” and that was the energy that she brought to the March 2019 SBWN dinner event at The Grove Gippsland vineyard and restaurant.

    Lucy Mathieson began her blog while a stay-at-home mother. Initially she worked from 4am-7am, then during school hours. Key was that she set aside time every day to work on it. 

    Lucy monetises her blog with 4 methods, and most blogs can use the same four.

    She also answered the question “How do you make money when you give away your recipes for free?”

    If you’re a member of the SBWN jump over to the member resources to review Lucy’s presentation or link over to to connect with Lucy or simply enjoy her recipes and connection with her audience.

    If you want to see more, including the presentation - become a member today!

  • 17 Feb 2019 11:10 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)
    Contact Georgia at the South Gippsland Shire Council, to book and arrange a time that suits you.
    (03) 5662 9894

  • 28 Sep 2018 12:12 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Hi ladies,

    I have booked the Museum to view the

    Nelson Mandela – My Life exhibition 

    When: Tuesday 16th October

    Depart: 8:30 Leongatha

    8:45 Korumburra

    Cost: $60.00

    Alan Winterhalter’s coach will leave from Leongatha at 8.30 am – Korumburra 8.45 am

    The cost of $60 covers transport, including light refreshments on the coach, and entrance to the Exhibition at 11.00 am. It’s anticipated approximately 1½ hours are required to thoroughly explore the exhibition after which general admittance to the museum is available. There are several eateries in the museum precinct for luncheon opportunities at own expense – returning to Korumburra by 4.00 - 4.30ish.


    Proceeds from the day will support my education projects in Tanzania, East Africa, specifically my 3 students from The Tumaini for Africa Orphanage, I sponsor to an English Medium School,

    For group bookings of 5 or more, I will offer a 10% discount.

    Cherie Smirl,

    5668 6238 / 0407 668 6238

    click to download flyer

  • 14 Aug 2018 5:53 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)


    Judy O'Connell
    Victorian Small Business Commissioner

    "I invite you to share your views to help shape the way in which the Victorian Small Business Commission communicates with you.

    Please take 5-10 minutes to complete our survey to provide us with feedback:"

  • 27 Jun 2018 1:45 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Victorian Rural Women’s Forum.

    • The forum will run from
      • mid-morning Thursday 2 August to mid-afternoon Friday 3 August at 
      • RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick.
    • Two fantastic keynote addresses: Sallie Jones of Gippsland Jersey; and Henry and Anna Terry, truffle farmers from the hit Channel 7 television series My Kitchen Rules
    • There will be four training workshops running concurrently over four sessions allowing everyone to participate in each (Leadership, Wellbeing, Social media, Financial literacy).
    • Structured and unstructured networking and mentoring opportunities.
    • Three-course gala dinner.

    All of this included in your FREE registration.

    Numbers are strictly limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first in’ basis. The forum is a participatory event tailored to suit all audiences. There will be a place for both experienced women and those with ambition to succeed. This forum is designed for maximum participation and participants should commit to contributing and taking away new skills and connections.

    Registration is open to subscribers of the Victorian Rural Women’s Network. Please follow the link below to the Rural Women’s Network website for details on how to register.

    We hope you can join us and look forward to meeting you at the Forum.

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