Running a Business

Operating a business can be challenging. Staying up-to-date on industry trends and opportunities can give you confidence and your business direction. 

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Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

Ballarat businesses, community groups and individuals who are adversely affected by the recent floods, may be eligible for a flood relief grant from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

Small businesses, primary producers, community groups and individuals may be eligible, please check your eligibility and apply via the following Victorian Government websites.

Have you considered joining an industry association? 

There are a number of industry associations with a presence in Ballarat, including Commerce Ballarat, Australian Industry Group, Bridge Mall Business Association and the Buninyong Community Association.
Membership of an association can have many benefits for new and established businesses.  

Stay up-to-date with business news

You can subscribe to our Economic Development e-newsletter to receive information about:  

  •  City of Ballarat business development and networking events

  • Other opportunities for businesses supported by City of Ballarat

For updates on grant opportunities from across Australia applicable to your business, please visit our grant finder page

You may also be interested in grant opportunities from City of Ballarat

You can also speak with our Business Engagement Officer about how your business is going by calling 5320 5500 or emailing 

Share your business success stories

We are proud of the diverse business community in Ballarat. Small, medium and large businesses in various sectors not only service our local community but also contribute to the overall economic strength of our region.   

We love to hear about and share your success. 

If you are celebrating a contract win, moving into a new facility, or milestone in your business, please contact us on 03 5320 5500 or