Shop in our Shire



The 12 Small Biz Days Before Christmas - Shop Local Delivery Service

We have reintroduced the Shop Local Delivery Bus, led by a local resident and Sportsbus owner Geoff Milner – be sure to say hello to him!!

How does it work?

  • This service is only available for Nillumbik residents and Nillumbik businesses.
  • Local businesses can have non-perishable items delivered to local homes in time for Christmas Day free of charge.
  • This is running from 7 December 2020 with the last deliveries occurring on 24 December 2020.
  • Important: Be sure to make your final purchases by 22 December 2020 so your gifts will be delivered in time for Christmas.


  • We have 12 x $50 gift cards up for grabs for you to spend at a local Nillumbik business!

How to enter?

Use the Shop Local Delivery Service over the 12 Small Biz Days Before Christmas and you may win a $50.00 gift card to spend at any local business in Nillumbik!

All you need to do is buy and support local! Download the Shop Local Delivery Service T&C’s(PDF, 1MB).



Christmas in Nillumbik design and campaign

We can all agree that 2020 has been a very challenging year and for our business community it will be remembered as one of the hardest yet.

This year to bring festive spirit to the community Christmas in Nillumbik will take on a bespoke look featuring local flora and fauna in the retail precincts. 

Locals can expect to see bright festive trimmings, flags, banners, bin wraps, photo frames, window and footpath decals.

Many thanks to our Traders Associations and businesses for all that they do, and for collaborating with us on this exciting and vibrant campaign which we hope you enjoy!

Keep a lookout for the friendly Kookaburra and Eltham Copper Butterfly!

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Shop in our Shire competitions

You know how the song goes…’it’s the most wonderful time of the year..’ and we have some really fun competitions for you to take part in!

It’s worth entering, especially if you don’t get the gift you want this year – participate in one of the two competitions below and you may win a one of 12 $50 local gifts cards or one of 36 $100 gift cards to help you #treatyourself after Christmas!

Whatever you do this festive season follow us on @visitnillumbik and #shoplocalnillumbik to stay up to date and support our local businesses!!!


The 12 Small Biz Days Before Christmas – Shop Local Delivery Service

There are 12 x $50 shop local gift cards up for grabs, all you need to do buy and shop local (this is only open to Nillumbik residents who use the service).

How to enter?

Use the Shop Local Delivery Service over the 12 small biz days before Christmas and you may win a $50 gift card to spend at any local business in Nillumbik! 


Tis the Season in our Shire photo board competition

Forget going to the big shopping centres this year and visit Nillumbik!

While you are out doing the Christmas shopping, saying hello to people you know and buying Christmas gifts from the local business community, be sure to keep watch because we have installed a fun, playful, safe and interactive way for you to get the ultimate Festive photo this year!

How it enter?

Grab some mates! Take a family outing! Or take an elfie as you are flying solo! Whatever you choose to do, we just want to help brighten up your day!

There are four different designs throughout the entire Shire so why not pack a picnic, go on an adventure and take a picture in front of one of the photo boards!

Make a day of it as there are 17 photo boards across the entire municipality!

All you need to do is snap your festive photos in front of a board, post your photo to Instagram and Facebook with the #shoplocalnillumbik and tag @visitnillumbik.

What you may win?

Winners will receive their very own Shop in our Shire gift card to spend in Nillumbik businesses! There are 36 x $100 shop local gift cards to be won so get snapping!

Winners will be notified by the end of December.

See the images below of the photo boards – go have fun, show us your best pose and be safe!!!

Whatever you do this festive season, be sure to tag and follow us on IG and FB @visitnillumbik and tag #shoplocalnillumbik. See Visit Nillumbik competition terms and conditions here.(DOCX, 33KB)

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The Shop in our Shire gift card

  • We have created our very own Shop in our Shire gift card to use as prizes for the above competitions.
  • Winners of these gift cards have 36 months to spend at any business in Nillumbik.
  • If you do win one of the competitions, we would love to see pictures of you spending and supporting your local so be sure to tag us @visitnillumbik and the business you are at - and give a small biz in Nillumbik a shout out!!! It goes a long way and is greatly appreciated! #shoplocalnillumbik

Click here to see Shop in our Shire Gift Card Instructions for Traders.(DOCX, 228KB)