About Us

Commerce Ballarat is the leading independent business group in Ballarat, creating a united voice for all business sectors.

Commerce Ballarat employs a Chief Executive Officer, an Events and Executive Assistant, an Events and Administration Assistant and a part time Accounts Administrator.

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, B31 Business Month, Business Mentoring Program, 505 Club, Young Professionals Network and many development events.

Our 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 all matters relevant to commerce in the greater Ballarat region.

Our Vision

To represent the industry sectors within the local Ballarat community by providing:

  • Advocacy and support
  • Networking opportunities
  • A platform for members to build partnerships to enable them to grow their business
  • An arena to address local issues at a local level