About Us




Commerce Ballarat is one of Ballarat’s leading business representative organisations. Formally established in 2002 following an amalgamation between the Ballarat Retail Board and Ballarat Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Ballarat is the largest independent business group in Ballarat, creating a united voice for all business sectors.

Commerce Ballarat employs a Chief Executive Officer part time, a full time Events & Executive Assistant, a full time Events & Administration Assistant, a part time Accounts Administrator and a part time Business Awards Event Assistant.

Our aim is to offer a wide variety of services to our members, we also conduct regular Buy Local campaigns and are the organiser of Ballarat's Business Excellence Awards, along with many other initiatives including; Business Day Out, BisNet Breakfasts, B31 Ballarat Business Month, Business Mentoring Program, After Five, Young Professionals Network and many development events.

Our Chief Executive Officer represents our membership on many committees that direct the future planning of our city. 

Our Mission

To provide strong, reliable leadership and advocacy on matters relevant to business in greater Ballarat. 

Our Vision

To be the number one relevant resource for business.