Useful Business Links
107.9 ABC Ballarat is one of ABC Local Radio's newest stations, beginning its on-air existence in 2003. It is the largest ABC regional station in Victoria and is home to a team of broadcasters, journalists, program-makers and online producers, providing news, programs and online content primarily about Ballarat, Ararat, Daylesford and Colac as well as the greater South West Victoria region including Hamilton, Portland, Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
5 Dawson Street St
Ballarat Vic 3350
Phone: 5320 1011
AusIndustry is the Australian Government’s principal business program delivery division in the Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research.
Phone: 03 9268 7555
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is one of Australia's enduring institutions. It is a venerable organisation with more than a century of history serving the interests of business.
It is an institution that has played an enormous part in the shaping of Australia, not only in economic but in social and cultural terms.
Phone: 03 9668 9950
Australian Industry Group (AI Group)
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a leading industry association in Australia. It is an organisation committed to helping Australian industry to meet the challenge of change. Our focus is on building competitive industries through global integration, human capital development, productive and flexible workplace relations practices, infrastructure development and innovation. The organisation provides practical information, advice and assistance to help members run their businesses more effectively. It ensures through policy leadership that members have a voice at all levels of government, by representing and promoting their interests on current and emerging issues.
Phone: 03 5331 7688
Australian Retailers Association
To be Australia's leading retail body, promoting and protecting the sector through advocacy, advice, education and member services.
Integrity - we engage with all stakeholders in an open and honest way to ensure transparency, credibility and professionalism.
Excellence - we strive for best practice delivery of superior products, services and solutions to help build stronger retailers.
Guardianship - we speak and act on behalf of retailers to ensure ongoing development, sustainability and economic security for the sector.
Respect - we value, support and encourage each other to achieve great success for retailers.
Phone: 1300 368 041
Launched in November 2000, CEO Online has been developed in association with The CEO Institute and the International Institute of Directors and Managers to provide business leaders and managers with an efficient and cost effective way of staying abreast of current information, solutions and bottom line business benefits.
Discover proven management solutions. Join thousands of business leaders and managers in Australian and worldwide who get fresh tips every day designed to enhance their management of leadership skills, build competitive advantages and improve the performance of their business.
Phone: 03 9571 6902
City of Ballarat
Phone: 03 5320 5500
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) protects and promotes the interests of consumers. To do this they:
• review and advise Government on consumer legislation and industry codes
• advise and educate consumers, tenants, traders and landlords on their rights, responsibilities and changes to the law
• register and license businesses and occupations
• conciliate disputes between consumers and traders, tenants and landlords
• enforce and ensure compliance with consumer laws.
Phone: 1300 558 181
The City of Ballarat's Economic Development Unit
plays an important role in Council as well as in the Ballarat community for maximising economic strengths in the region.
The Economic Development Unit is responsible for:
• providing support and assistance to new and relocating businesses and industry
• attracting new sustainable investment and new industry
• identifying, developing and facilitating business development opportunities
• providing advice, statistics and relevant information for business development
In addition, the Economic Development Unit facilitates a number of projects and initiatives targeted for the small to medium sized business enterprise market, our manufacturing industry, exporters and business owners and operators across all sectors.
The friendly and professional staff at the Economic Development Unit are located in the Ballarat Town Hall, where they are readily available to provide advice and assistance. Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 5320 5620.
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Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Small businesses need a competitive and fair business environment to grow. That's why in 2003 the Victorian Government established the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC). The Small Business Commissioner is Mark Brennan. The VSBC is dedicated to promoting a competitive and fair operating environment for small business, and has four simple, key messages:
Be informed: in particular, know your rights and obligations, and you will avoid disputes
Be fair: ensure your ongoing business relationships
Be smart: settle disputes quickly, and get on with business
Be aware: of the requirements of government policies and practices
Tel: 03 9651 9967
Power FM is designed to appeal to people just like you. That's a huge market! Power FM share facilities with 3BA so when you advertise with them, you're reaching Ballarat! As a broadcast medium, radio can be accessed anywhere, any time by anybody. It's up to the minute, up to date and up to you. Without research, the industry would have little idea as to the extent of radio consumption. Radio uses research primarily to: provide relevant information to advertisers and their agencies so that they, like all product or service users, are able to ascertain exactly what they get for their money; determine the extent, time and place of radio listening by all target audiences and; assess the patterns of listening so station's can improve the product for their listeners.
Get in touch today to see how radio can build your business.
56 Lydiard Street
Ballarat Vic 3350
Phone: (03) 5331 1333
Fax: (03) 5331 1723
Prime delivers relevant media targeted at regional audiences with its websites, featuring hyper-local content generated specifically for individual towns and cities in regional Australia. Local video and text news is generated round the clock by PRIME's team of 49 journalists and 31 camera/edit professionals, all regionally-based and focused on the individual towns and cities represented. PRIME produces unique nightly news broadcast bulletins, airing Monday to Friday for the Ballarat region, in addition to providing a localised news update service nine times each day (Monday to Friday).
Wendouree Vic 3356
Phone: (03) 5337 1777
Small Business Mentoring Service
SBMS Experienced Business Mentors are part of the Small Business Mentoring Service. SBMS is an incorporated not-for-profit association. It has been in existence since 1986 when there were just 14 members. Today there are around 70 Mentors, both male and female, who have the skill and experience to help small businesses.
Tel: 13 22 15
The Courier is Ballarat and district's leading provider of news and information. Advertising in The Courier allows you to reach an average of 85,000 readers in the Ballarat region every day. Roy Morgan survey results show 8 out of 10 Ballarat residents read The Courier in a given week - a significantly higher penetration than metropolitan newspapers and any other media. The cost of your advertising in The Courier also includes free design of your advertisements by our award-winning team of graphic artists. The Courier Ballarat has a wide choice of placement for your advertisement depending on your product or service.
110 Creswick Road
PO Box 21
Ballarat Vic 3350
Phone: (03) 5320 1200
The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) is the peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State.
Our focus is on leading business into the future. We are committed to being the voice for business, representing and championing our members in a difficult regulatory environment.
Our success over more than 150 years is built on consistently providing leadership, information, representation and networking opportunities to businesses across the State.
Tel: 03 5327 7190
Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
Victoria Online (www.vic.gov.au
) is the fastest way to find local, state and federal government information and services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Victoria Online is a 'portal' - a specialised website that helps you find the information and services that exist on other government websites and can then take you directly to those websites. It is both an easy-to-use directory and a powerful search engine. You'll find local, state or federal government information and services through Victoria Online (as well as organisations that were previously government-owned), all organised in a way that does not require that you have knowledge of government or the way government is structured.
Tel: 1300 366 356
Ballarat’s 3BBB was established in 1982 to cater for the needs of those people who are denied access to, and those who are not adequately served by existing media in Central Victoria. The station began full-time broadcasting in 1984, received its full license in 1986 and is now known as 99.9 Voice FM. As a cooperative of interested local residents, Voice FM depends on the sponsorship support of local and regional business. The listening area extends as far as Clunes and Daylesford in the north, Beaufort and Skipton in the west, Meredith in the south and Ballan in the east.
Suite 3 Level 1
15 Dawson Street Sth
Ballarat Vic 3350
PO Box 149 Ballarat 3353
Phone: 03 5333 1201
Fax: 03 5332 9540
Ballarat VIC 3353
PO Box 464
Ballarat VIC 3353
Phone: (03) 5320 1366
Fax: (03) 5333 1598