The following business and tourism associations are independent groups of businesses who work together to represent and achieve the needs of local traders and the wider business community.
Council works in partnership with three traders association within the Shire which are run by trader committees.
These committees organise marketing campaigns, events and activities which benefit the interests of local traders, and are accountable to its members.
Nillumbik Tourism and Business
Nillumbik Tourism and Business is a regional organisation for local business providing networking, professional development and advocacy.
President: Richard Doville
Hurstbridge Traders Association
President: Ian Mason
Diamond Creek Traders Association
President: Claire Nolle
Vice President: Paige O'Connor
Marketing Coordinator: Anna Henderson & Yvette Standfield
Eltham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President: Nicole Staveley
Economic Development Advisory Committee
The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) provides a formal mechanism for Council to consult with key stakeholders to seek specialist advice on economic development issues, initiatives, policies and strategies.