Membership Benefits



Download the 2018 - 2019 Members Report



Some Benefits Include:

  • Advocacy - the voice of Ballarat business
  • Business Weekly - Weekly e-news delivering relevant up to date news and events
  • Members News - Members have the opportunity to promote their news and events
  • Member of the Week - Opportunity for members to be promoted through our resources
  • Commerce Ballarat's Members Directory Ballarat’s most comprehensive business directory
  • Networking Events: After Five, Golf Day, Young Professional Network and Race Day
  • Supporting our Members on Social Media - Follow us today Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & linkedin

Cost of Membership:

1 - 4 Employees


5 - 20 Employees


21+ Employees


*Membership fees are pro rata to end of financial year.
*If joining 1 March - 30 June, fee will include remainder of current year plus upcoming financial year.


"Being a member of Commerce Ballarat means that I can stay connected with other industry members and access very important resources and information. I have been most impressed by the support Jodie and her team have provided to my business and our business community. Anyone who is considering joining as a member I highly recommend doing so." Kate Davis, Eat Drink West and Plate Up Ballarat 

“All we ask, is that Commerce Ballarat continues to fight for our interests. While others talk, Commerce acts.” Stuart Benjamin, Elmstone Property Group

“I've been a member of Commerce Ballarat for the past few years but more than ever it's nice to be part of a network that supports business in Ballarat & gives us tools to help rebuild our businesses post covid.” Sarah Emmanuel, Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

“The ability to connect within a community is central to creating long lasting partnerships and collaborations which help grow an organisation. The Ballarat Foundation's role as a leader in the not-for-profit sector has been advanced through our commitment to Commerce Ballarat. The benefits of having access to the latest information of industry support and opportunities has been crucial to growing our organisation during these challenging times.” Andrew Eales, Ballarat Foundation

“Showbiz Cinemas values our membership of Commerce Ballarat. From the annual business awards, to the advocacy that is provided for the benefit of all businesses in our great city. And more recently; for the advice and information surrounding COVID-19 – the benefits are significant. We view our membership as an investment. An investment in information, advocacy, support and networking opportunities!” Chris Jones, Showbiz Group

"Commerce Ballarat has a profound impact on our business. The networking opportunities, assistance with brand promotion and exposure and representation in matters involving corporate stakeholders is of great assistance. The Ballarat Turf Club is most grateful for the ongoing support from Commerce Ballarat and we look forward to a strong working partnership in the future." Ballarat Turf Club

"I believe strongly in supporting CB as local businesses should be supporting each other so as to retain as much business in Ballarat as possible. Being a member of CB can ensure that this is possible. The more members the stronger CB becomes and in turn the stronger Ballarat businesses become in difficult economic circumstance as we are all facing now." Wayne Krause - Nextra Wendouree

"The main reason that my company has been and will be a member of Commerce Ballarat, is that we need an organisation that is the Voice and Face of small business. We need to be able to liaise with other small business and be kept informed of what is going on in our City." Mike Beaumont - Ballarat Meat Company

"Ballarat Mailworks is a family business that was established in October 2009 and immediately joined Commerce Ballarat. Without the initial support and guidance of Commerce, we would not now have a successful and viable business. Their ongoing support and communication to us is excellent and we thoroughly recommend any business new or old to become a member." Neil McLeod, Director - Ballarat Mailworks

"Talking about issues that face our business and strategies to move forward is a really valuable and rewarding experience,  we all need some change in our business as it grows to keep us motivated." Ralph Brayshaw, Impact Teamwear

"A fantastic resource we use to ensure current career based advice to young people and to link them with the Ballarat Business community."Jannine Bennett, Executive Officer - Highlands LLEN

“Commerce Ballarat plays the vital role of being a single co-ordinated voice for business. With so many sectors and diverse needs, CB is able to bring the business community together in networking opportunities, training and  helps build partnerships. Commerce Ballarat sends a clear message to all stakeholders that we want to be ‘open for business’ and is prepared to advocate so that we all may grow, prosper, employ and invest. If you care about the future of business in this city and you are looking for leadership then you must be a member.” David Canny, Red Lion Hotel