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ABC FM

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.

 

Contact details:

5 Dawson Street Sth
Ballarat Vic 3350

PO Box 7
Ballarat VIC 3353 

Website: www.abc.net.au/ballarat

Phone: 5320 1011


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.

 
Web: http://www.acci.asn.au
Email: info@acci.asn.com.au     


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.

 

Web: www.aigroup.com.au

Phone: 0419 295 792

Email: jim.dannock@aigroup.asn.au   


Australian Retailers Association

Since 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been the peak industry body representing Australia’s $265 billion retail sector which employs over 1.2 million people. The ARA ensures retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 5,000 independent and national retail members throughout Australia.


Contact Details: 
Web: http://www.retail.org.au  
Phone: 1300 368 041
Email: info@retail.org.au     


City of Ballarat


Contact Details:
The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street
Ballarat, VIC 3350


PO Box 655
Ballarat VIC 3350

Web: http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/
Phone: 03 5320 5500
Email: ballcity@ballarat.vic.gov.au  



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.

 
Web: http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/
Phone: 03 4301 7062
Email: consumer@justice.vic.gov.au    

 


Council 

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 Phoenix Building, where they're readily available to provide advice and assistance. Contact them on business@ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5620.

 


ICN Gateway

If you’re not on it, how are you going to know about it?

Register on www.icngateway.com.au    

 


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 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

 
Web: http://www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/
Tel: 13 87 22
Email: enquiries@vsbc.vic.gov.au
 


Power FM/3BA

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.

 

Contact details:

56 Lydiard Street North

Ballarat Vic 3350

 

Website: http://www.powerfmballarat.com.au/

Phone: (03) 5331 1333

Fax: (03) 5331 1723

Email: ballarat@powerfm.com.au

 


Prime TV

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. 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).

 

Contact details:

Level 1, 1025 Sturt St,
Ballarat VIC 3350 

Website: http://ballarat.iprime.com.au

Phone: (03) 5337 1777

Email: sales.ballarat@prime7.com.au


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.
 
Web: http://www.sbms.org.au/Default.aspx
Tel: 03 9879 4486
Email:  admin@sbms.org.au


The Courier

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. The Courier Ballarat has a wide choice of placement for your advertisement depending on your product or service.


Contact details:

110 Creswick Road
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

PO Box 21
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Web: www.thecourier.com.au
Phone: 03 5320 1200
Fax: 03 5333 1651
Email: inquiries@thecourier.com.au


Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the peak body for employers in Victoria. We are committed to being the voice for business, representing both our members and the business community in a difficult regulatory environment. We provide business leadership, work place relations guidance, HR support, representation, training and networking opportunities to businesses across the state, including apprenticeship and trainee information. 

Contact Details:

Federation University, Brewery Building, Suite 5,
106-110 Lydiard Street South
Ballarat Victoria 3350


Web: http://www.vecci.org.au
Phone: (03) 5327 7190
Fax: (03) 5333 3074
Email: ballarat@vecci.org.au


Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three laws: Equal Opportunity Act 2010, Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 & Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Contact details:

Web: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au   
The Enquiry Line is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583
Email: enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au


Victorian Government

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. 

Contact Details: 
Web: http://www.vic.gov.au/index.html
Tel: 1300 366 356


Voice FM

Voice FM is Ballarat’s own Community Radio station, we broadcast 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we’re proud to be a part of our community.

 

Contact details:

Suite 3 Level 1

15 Dawson Street Sth

Ballarat Vic 3350


PO Box 149

Ballarat VIC 3353


Website: www.voicefm.com.au
Phone: 03 5333 1201
Fax: 03 5332 9540
Email: info@voicefm.com.au


The WIN Network

WIN Network is unparalled in its commitment to the Regional Victorian community. Every weeknight, WIN News takes a closer look at the people, the colour, the issues and the news that matters to you, in your town and region.

Contact details:

Walker Street

Ballarat VIC 3353


PO Box 464

Ballarat VIC 3353


Website: www.wintv.com.au

Phone: (03) 5320 1366

Fax: (03) 5333 1598