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Kingston Business Bulletin

A quarterly publication with in-depth news, updates, business profiles and business programs. Read the latest edition of our Kingston Business Bulletin (761KB)

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Business Networks 

Please click this link to view information about our Business Networks.


Are you planning to start a business or do you own a small to medium sized business and looking to take the next step but not clear how?  A business mentor can help.

Mentor Partners Program

Kingston and Glen Eira City Councils’ Mentor Partners Program is a free, confidential service that taps into the expertise and experience of volunteer business mentors who generously give their time to help local business owners to succeed. For more information click here

Kingston Business Social Media

Prefer to connect via social media? Kingston Business is active on Facebook and Twitter.

China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) offers Australian businesses unprecedented access to the China market.  Thanks to funding from the Australian Federal Government, the Australia China Business Council is conducting the ChAFTA Training Program across Australia, to train businesses on how to utilise ChAFTA and reap the benefits of a deeper engagement with China.

Click here to view a video to learn how the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) offers Australian businesses unprecedented access to the China market.

Business & Trader Associations

Chelsea Business Association

Sofia Vatos
c/- eview Group
436 Nepean Highway, Chelsea 3196
0421 328 255

Mordialloc Traders have a website showcasing their unique shopping experience.  There is also a Facebook page for lovers of Mordialloc, which includes local trader deals and upcoming events.



Broadband for business

Kingston Council has partnered with a number of inner and southern Melbourne councils to continue to advocate for the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in key business and industrial areas. 

With a project of this size and importance, this partnership of local councils is committed to working together to highlight the importance for the industrial and business sector as a whole.  

The critical competitive advantage of using technology to do business globally is at the forefront of Kingston Council’s commitment to advocacy for the industrial and business sector as a whole.

In this video message, Kingston's Central Ward Councillor, Cr Geoff Gledhill, discusses the urgent need for high-speed broadband in Kingston's industrial areas to support local industry.

Broadband services connect business and individuals to the global marketplace.

Businesses can now communicate and collaborate in ways not possible before, due to the increase in the amount of information that can be transferred at faster speeds and with new software technology, made possible by greater bandwidth.

For more information, contact Kingston Council's Economic Development Department on 9581 4712.

Helpful tools for businesses

These Planning Templates are available from the Australian Government's website

Business Victoria Mentoring Programs

Business Victoria provide various mentor programs for anyone interested in setting up or developing a small business. For more information click here

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre is a brand new high tech facility located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. It provides a hothouse environment in which to turn innovative ideas into commercial successes.

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman