Working with Local Business

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We can connect you with networks that will help your business develop.
Find local business trader groups, industry associations or a Chamber of Commerce in your area or industry. We can also help you connect with other Council departments when needed.


We provide a free business directory
for you to list your business on:

You can also explore what grants might be available to your business on our free funding finder website:


We publish a regular enewsletter. Keep up to date with government advice and offerings, all the latest business news, essential business support and be a part of the conversation through our jam packed enewsletter. You’ll also have the opportunity to be invited to local business forums, surveys and to have your say on business related matters.


We provide a variety of workshops and webinars, online learning, small business mentoring and business resources for business owners and staff. We will also be holding COVID-19 specific recovery workshops and webinars in 2021. Check out what’s on offer here:

Working with Local Business

The Mornington Peninsula has a rich and diverse economy producing a gross regional product of $8.27 billion per annum. It is home to around 15,800 businesses which employ about 53,000 people locally. While there are some very large business on the Peninsula, the majority employ less than five people.

The Economic Development Unit supports business and industry on the Mornington Peninsula with the aim of creating an environment where they can thrive. Council is committed to strengthening existing businesses and supporting economic growth which is why we have a dedicated department focused on the economy and business.

We work with all types of small, large, new and existing businesses across the Peninsula and offer a range of services and business support activities. Whatever your industry or specialty we are here to help your business.

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