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The Retail Area Façade Improvement Program aims to improve the presentation of towns and streetscapes in Corangamite Shire.
Funding of up to $3,000 is available on a $ for $ basis.The program is open to businesses with street frontage in the commercial area of any of Corangamite Shire’s 12 townships.
Examples of works eligible under the program include:
  • Painting of the façade
  • Cleaning of the existing façade
  • Removal of redundant signage, air conditioning units and hoardings
  • Minor repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing elements
  • Minor repairs to existing façade tile or stone accents
  • Minor repairs to structural façade elements and awnings
  • New repairs or replacements of verandahs
  • Installation of new business signage
  • Installation of store lighting visible from the street

Applications close Friday 9 August. 
More Information - Apply


An Evening with Martin Ginnane 
Thursday 6 August, 6 pm
Killara Centre, 210-212 Manifold Street, Camperdown

Gain knowledge and insight from one of Victoria’s leading retail experts in an evening presentation that focuses on the changing retail landscape, as well as the challenges and opportunities in regional areas. 

Corangamite businesses who attend the presentation are able to register their interest in a free follow-up one-on-one session with Martin at their business. Contact Council for more information on 5593 7100 or by email

Proudly bought to the region through Small Business Victoria and local Council providers Warrnambool, Moyne and Corangamite, The Great South Coast Speaker Series has been designed to bring world class talent to our door step to inspire, create and foster the Great South Coasts businesses, groups and community members.

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

The ban applies to ALL retailers – including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has engaged the National Retail Association (NRA)  to help retailers’ transition away from lightweight plastic bags.

Information can be found the Vic Bag Ban website, including FAQs, Fact Sheets, Retailer Advice, Workshops, Resources and legislation detail.

More Information

If you are interested in attending the Small Business Clinics, or accessing one-on-one support (out of business hours) as part of the Mentoring Program, contact Economic Development & Events Officer, Tammy Young on 5593 7100 or by email.


Thursday 19 September 2019

Lismore Recreation Centre

Free 45 minute one-on-one mentoring sessions available from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. 
Book Free Session
The Australian Taxation Office will be visiting the region on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August with three different workshops, aimed at preparing businesses for a range of tax related topics. All workshops will be held at South West TAFE and are free to attend.
Tax Essentials: Wednesday 21 August, 2 pm – 4 pm
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?
Gain knowledge about online tools and resources that can help you at this free introductory session, run by ATO staff.
Register Now
Single Touch Payroll Introduction: Wednesday 21 August, 5 pm - 6.30 pm
Are you a small business employer with less than 20 employees?
Join this 90 minute overview session to understand how your payroll tax and super reporting obligations, as an employer, will be streamlined, using Single Touch payroll from 1 July 2019.
Find out more about the options and concessions available to small business employers to report payments such as salaries, wages, tax withheld and superannuation each time you pay your workers.
Register Now
Record Keeping (GST Registered): Thursday 22 August, 9.30 am - 11.30 am
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?
This free 2 hour introductory workshop is for small businesses who:
  • want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions
  • are registered for GST or who are thinking of registering for GST.
At this event you will have hands-on experience of recording money in and out of your business. You will also learn how to calculate and record GST as well as time saving tips allowing you to focus on your business. To get the most out of this workshop, bring a pen and calculator.
Register Now
Workshop - Understanding Your Numbers
Wednesday 7 August, 6 pm


This workshop looks to recap on the previous Financial Masterclass and Workshop with an emphasis on completing a financial workbook that is relevant for your business.It is only the start, but it will a start in the right direction and a great way to setup your business for success.


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Masterclass - The Realities of Being a Founder/Entrepreneur
Thursday 22 August, 6 pm

Life as a founder/entrepreneur comes with many challenges. You need to be all things – the CEO, the Operations Manager, the Finance Manager, HR Manager, IT Manager …plus, plus, plus.

By creating a network and ecosystem where founders/entrepreneurs can connect and be supported by mentors/coaches/business partners, that magic can start to happen.

Come along to this Masterclass to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs about their journey so far.



Book Now
Find out more about The Ideas Place
A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between the Australian Government and a designated area to enable businesses within that area to address specific labour shortages.
The Great South Coast (GSC) region entered into a DAMA with the Commonwealth Government in March 2019. The GSC region includes the Local Government areas of Glenelg Shire, Southern Grampians Shire, Moyne Shire, Corangamite Shire, Colac-Otway Shire and Warrnambool City Council.
The GSC DAMA enables the region’s employers sponsor skilled and semi-skilled Overseas Workers for specified positions they are unable to fill with local workers.
More Information

With a mission to help brighten the futures of regional communities, this new Regional Grants Program will provide financial, flight and marketing support to community groups and organisations. 
The Qantas Regional Grants Program aims to strengthen regional communities, drive local economic acitivity, stimulate tourism and support jobs. 

More Information

Agriculture Victoria has rolled out free on-farm energy assessments and on-farm energy grants as part of implementing the $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan.

The Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (AEIP) supports on-farm businesses to improve energy efficiency, manage energy costs, improve energy reliability and support own-generation capacity.

More Information
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) -  Grant Calendar
Commonwealth 'mygrants' - Community Grants Hub
Business Victoria - Grants, Vouchers and Assistance Programs 
Regional Development Victoria - Grants & Programs
Invest Victoria - Incentives, Grants and Programs 

31 July to 4 August Corangamite Film Festival
Saturday 3 Terang Market Day
Walk the Talk Whisky Lunch Tour
St Kilda Film Festival
Sunday 4 Camperdown Rotary Market
Port Campbell Film Society - Big in Japan
Friday 9 NAIDOC Adult Yarning Circle with Tinika Clifford
Sunday 10 Skipton Market
On the Road Comedy Show – Port Campbell Hotel
Friday 16 Phoenix Films: Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday 18 Cobden Miniature Railway
Deep Fried Ice Cream Day (bookings essential)
Sunday 25 Port Campbell Film Society – The Merger
Saturday 31 How to keep your indoor plants alive workshop
Sour Dough Workshop
Every Tuesday Corangamite Arts Session
Every Thursday Corangamite Arts Session
Every Friday Miss Money Penny
Every Saturday Parkrun Timboon
Every Sunday Mount Elephant

For information on all events go to
Visit 12 Apostles / Volcanic Lakes & Plains WHATS ON or 
visit the Council website

Visit 12 Apostles / Volcanic Lakes & Plains - WHATS ON
Shire Calendar of Events
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