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Colac Chamber E-News

Get up-to-date info, announcements & news that affects business in our pretty fab E-news bulletins - All your Need to Know Info. Just click on the below editions & enjoy!

State Grants & Programs

The Victorian Government has a number of grants and resources available to businesses. Click through to view these and if you end up needing help - just reach out to the Colac Chamber for assistance.

Federal Grants & Programs

The Federal Government has a number of grants and resources available to businesses. Click through to view these and if you end up needing help - just reach out to the Colac Chamber for assistance.

Small Business Energy Saver Program

Small Business Energy Saver Program is helping small businesses switch to energy-saving equipment that will reduce their running costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The program provides small businesses with a significant discount that in some cases may cover up to 100% of the full equipment and installation cost.

5 easy ways to create effective social media posts

Coming up with fresh content for social media posts doesn’t have to feel like you drew the short straw and get to be the one to clean out the communal microwave. Chances are you’ve already written and published some fabulous content that you can draw on to create engaging and educational posts to challenge and inform your followers. Like me, you too probably have a collection of blog posts, newsletters, testimonials, project or product reviews, and a bunch of other material that you can mine for gold content.

Victorian Regional Chamber Alliance

Multiple Chambers across Regional Victoria have collaborated to establish the Victorian Regional Chamber Alliance to support and be the voice of regional business. Mission: To be recognised as the collective voice for regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations. Vision: A prosperous regional Victoria; vibrant, healthy, heard and connected.

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce is the leading Victorian organisation dedicated to supporting Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners. Our focus is on changing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s lives through a strength-based model of business ownership and participation in the Victorian economy.

Creating a COVIDsafe workplace

All businesses need to have a COVIDsafe plan, for help in ensuring your business is compliant, check out this site.

Victorian Small Business Commission

VSBC staff will provide information to small business on their rights and obligations to prevent or help resolve issues. They will also handle disputes relating to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. Click through to the VSBC website, or contact the Chamber and we can make an introduction for you.

Well Being Support for Small Businesses

If you could use a little bit of help, Partners in Wellbeing is a free and confidential service that gives small business owners access to well-being coaches, financial counsellors and business advisors tel:1300 375 330. And of course the Colac Chamber of Commerce is here for you as well.

South West Rural Financial Couselling Service

RFCS WSW provides confidential, free, independent business support for farmers and rural small business owners facing financial challenges, including navigating the impacts of drought, bushfire or COVID19. Call the RFCS on 1300 735 578 to get started.

Business Victoria Event Planner

Find the permits and resources you need to plan a safe and successful event or festival in Victoria.

Marketing from Great Ocean Road Tourism

A super handy one stop shop for good advice on Marketing and much more. Visit for resources in marketing, finance and all things designed to help your business succeed - put together just for businesses in the Great Ocean Road region.

A multi-resource site from Business Victoria

Business Victoria provides a central point for all things business from the Vic Government, a broad range of information, tools and resources.

Chamber Members free One Stop Shop

The Colac Chamber of Commerce is a partner of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce. Our members have access to the Essentials program that gives you tools, knowledge and ready to go resources for your business. Make sure you are accessing your membership today.

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