Useful Resources

Bega Valley Business Support Group

The Bega Valley Business Support Group (BSG) is a coordinated group of local business advisors who work together to provide FREE effective business services and programs to help you thrive and grow.

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Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre

The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre is a dynamic regional organisation with a long history, delivering a comprehensive range of business and educational services to regional NSW and the ACT.

Our purpose is to assist businesses become more sustainable, to generate employment opportunities and to assist our young people with their career and educational journey.

Our focus is on you, our client, and the need to achieve a positive outcome no matter what your needs are. Whether you are a current business operator, intend to start a new venture, are seeking some professional development or perhaps you are a younger person seeking assistance with your education or career; our professional Advisors & Educators are here to assist you.

NSW useful contacts

Australian Government Business Contacts

Bushfire Support groups

  • Regional Development Australia Bush Fire Support
  • supportsouthcoastbusinesses
    This facebook page has been created by Merimbula Chamber of Commerce to benefit businesses across the whole shire.  Please take the time to have a look and join up.
  • @spendwiththem  Instagram online sales of product and experiences can be promoted via this site
  • @staywiththem  Instagram page for accommodation businesses to promote themselves via this site using the tag @staywiththem via instagram
  • @emptyesky & #bringanemptyesky or #gowithemptyeskys This group encourages people to visit our towns and buy everything they need here and fill their empty eskys. You can register via their website
  • @roadtripforgood  Website: This initiative is being supported by Destination Gippsland.  You can add your business to the Aus wide map letting folks know to drop in on your business. Register your business on-line
  • @cardsforthebush  FB Page Purchase a gift card from a fire affected business and gift it to a local who’s been affected by the fires. Check ABOUT to see how to become involved
  • @buyfromthebush  A showcase of beautiful things to buy from rural communities facing drought. Website & FB page. #buyfromthebush. Email to enquire how to be involved
  • @southcoastandbeyond – FB Group to share your business on
  • #southcoastbound  Initiative to help all South Coast NSW communities get back on their feet. FB Page to share your posts on
  • #itsmyshout Aussie website that lets you buy virtual products to support bushfire affected communities.  Register on-line
  • @visitnsw The official Instagram of Destination NSW.  Tagging them allows Visit NSW to share your content on their much visited site
  • @shop2Supportbushfirecommunities FB Group to share your business within
  • Support Australia with Vive Le Vintage – This group was created to help connect U.S. consumers to small businesses that have been directly affected by the recent bushfires in Australia as well as to find verified and reputable organizations to donate to. While the fires are not as widespread or intense NOW, this will be a lengthy and expensive recovery for businesses, families, wildlife, and their habitats. With the devastation that has happened to the fauna, they now suffer an increased risk of flash flooding, mudslides, and carcinogenic soil and water.
  • Tips for using Social Media using a crisis – Provided by Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing