Gippsland News & Events

  • 15 Jul 2019 11:18 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Gippsland Business Festival is pleased to invite you to The Power of Influence with Chris Helder. Chris is a highly sought after speaker sharing his skills in communication, influence, human potential, leadership and customer service.

    Chris will guide you to master your mindset, create genuine connections with customers and take your business to the next level. His knowledge and experience will inspire you to reach new heights and turn your thoughts into action.

    This high energy session will be held at the Leongatha RSL on Tuesday 6 August from 6.30pm Be part of the journey, and book your spot today!

  • 15 Jul 2019 11:09 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    This workshop will put your business on the path to long term success by taking you step by step through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward.

    Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is right now, where you'd like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there.

    This essential workshop will be on Monday 26 August from 6.00 to 8.00pm in the Council Chambers in Leongatha.

    Book Now

  • 05 Jul 2019 12:06 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)
    The Andrews Labor Government Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships are now open to young farmers looking to access study and training. Up to $10,000 is available per scholarship. The scholarship program is designed to be flexible, to fit with the demands and ambitions of young farmers and farm workers.
  • 05 Jul 2019 10:54 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019.

    Is your business ready?

    The ban applies to ALL retailers - including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

  • 05 Jul 2019 10:49 AM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    Save the date for the main event on Tuesday 6th August 6.30-8.30pm at the Leongatha RSL. More details to come, but click below to preview our international best selling author and speaker for the night, Chris Helder.

    We will also be running a workshop on Monday 26th August 6.00-8.00pm - Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success . This will be held in the Council Chambers, Leongatha.

  • 01 Jul 2019 1:03 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    With applications closing on Monday, 8 July at 5.00pm, don't miss your chance to lodge an application in the 2019 Bass Coast Business Awards or to vote for your favourite business in the People's Choice Awards!

    If you know am inspirational business operating in the Bass Coast region, then why not tap them on the shoulder and encourage them to enter the Awards, or vote for them in the people's Choice Awards today.

    For those of you already in the process of lodging an application - don't forget to press that 'submit' button before the closing date!

    Head to for more information and to get started on your application.

    Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner at RACV Inverloch Resort on Friday, 23 August 2019. Tickets are $65 per person and include a complimentary local wine on arrival, canapés and a two course meal. The Awards Presentation Dinner is a great opportunity to network and thank your staff.

    To book tickets to the Awards Presentation Dinner simply:

    Book online at

    book and pay at any Bass Coast Shire Council Customer Service Centre

    All businesses are eligible. If you have any enquiries, please contact Tricia Hogan on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or

  • 14 Jun 2019 1:40 PM | Margaret Ornsby (Administrator)

    An initiative fully-funded by the federal Department of Jobs and Small Business, the Entrepreneurship Facilitation Service and is being managed and delivered by Warragul-based social enterprise, GippsTech in collaboration with Anthony Mayer from Online is Easy.

    All program initiatives including events, workshops and multiple Business Coaching sessions are free to participate in. There are no hidden costs. Open to all Gippslanders.

    Upcoming workshops are scattered around Gippsland, including Korumburra, Leongatha, Cowes, and more. Check the eventbrite page for the full list of workships for the next several months.



  • 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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