Business opportunities and resources

Find a list of projects, working groups, information and resources related to a range of businesses in Nillumbik.

To find out about business opportunities as they arise, join the Business in Nillumbik Facebook group.

You can also stay up-to-date by signing up for the Business in Nillumbik eNewsletter.


Nillumbik Business Kit

The Nillumbik Business Kit has been designed to help businesses navigate the many areas of Council that are involved when starting or growing a business.

The Kit introduces Council's business support program and ways for local businesses to connect and network. Find out about local business associations, grants and funding, marketing opportunities and more. The Kit also explains regulatory requirements such as permits and registrations that may apply to businesses operating in Nillumbik.

Download a copy of the Business Kit(PDF, 469KB)

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Free promotion on social media for Nillumbik businesses

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Live, work, play and shop in Nillumbik

This winter, we’re inviting people to experience the very best of the region. Between May and August, a range of weekly giveaways of unique and special experiences are on offer via @VisitNillumbik on Facebook and Instagram.

A ‘Shop in our Shire’ campaign is also under way, that encourages residents to buy local this winter. From clothing to homewares, cafes and restaurants to a range of different services, everything you need is right here in our Shire.

Shop in our Shire puts the spotlight on local businesses and their online presence. We’ll be promoting your social media accounts and supporting you to continue to offer online shopping options, which many businesses explored for the first time when the pandemic hit.

Interested? If you're a Nillumbik-based businesses who would like to be promoted for free on our @VisitNillumbik Facebook and Instagram social media pages, please complete this form.

This opportunity is ongoing and will remain active until further notice.

Pet Expo 2021 stallholder opportunity

The Nillumbik Pet Expo is the perfect opportunity for businesses and organisations to promote, display and sell products or services that demonstrate responsible pet ownership and activities relating to pets. We hope that exhibitors will showcase innovative and diverse products and services and will share our vision for the Pet Expo.

A limited number of stalls are available so avoid disappointment and submit your expression of interest application today.

Exhibitor selection and site allocation is at the discretion of Nillumbik Shire Council.

Site costs for this year’s expo will be as below:

  • Non-profit organisation - free
  • Business/Food vendor - $30

Find out more and lodge your expression of interest.

Translation services

The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) have established some great new resources in regard to a suite of translated digital resources via their Languages web page.

The resources can explain how we can help small businesses who are in dispute with another business or government service, and what they need to know before they sign a retail lease.

For more information visit the VSBC website or contact 

Nillumbik Grants Hub

Open to all local community groups, businesses, not-for-profits and individuals seeking funding to deliver projects and initiatives for the Nillumbik community.

Nillumbik Grants Hub can be used to:

  • Search for grants and funding from a variety of sources
  • Save a list of 'favourite' grants to a shortlist
  • Subscribe for email alerts and receive email notifications about new funding opportunities
  • Prioritise and track your grant applications
  • Find advice and top tips to maximise your chances of receiving the funding you need

This service is free - no cost involved.

To get started or learn more, visit

For further information please contact

Melbourne's North Joblink

Advertise local jobs free of charge

Melbourne's North Joblink is a free service that is available to both businesses and residents in Melbourne's North. It seeks to connect businesses in Melbourne's North with the region's talent to make living, working and employing in Melbourne's North a reality.

Jobseekers can register for the portal to be advised when local positions are advertised.

Find out more at the Melbourne's North Joblink website.

Women in Business Mentoring Program - EOI now closed

Expressions of Interest for our Women in Business mentoring program have now closed.
If you would like to be kept up-to-date on other mentoring opportunities, sign up to our Business in Nillumbik eNewsletter as well as joining our private Business in Nillumbik Facebook group.

Local business associations

Nillumbik has a range of industry groups and networks who support new and existing business. We also work with a number of associations across the Shire who we encourage businesses to engage with. 

Please note the details for groups are subject to change. If you have trouble contacting any of them, please contact