2018 Bathurst Drought Buster Promotion

Drought Buster Bathurst

Bathurst Regional Council is proud to have teamed up with WLT Promotions to run the 2018 Bathurst Drought Buster Promotion to help keep money flowing through our local businesses during this time of drought. The motto of the promotion being: “Let’s work together to bust this drought!”. Bathurst Regional Council is introducing this initiative to support our local business community. Here […]

Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card


Bathurst Regional Council launched the Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card in April 2015. The initiative encourages residents to shop locally and demonstrates Council’s strong support for local businesses, economic prosperity and jobs growth. There are approximately 130 local businesses participating in the program. The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards can only be spent at participating […]

Get Online!


As a business in this day and age, having an online presence isn’t an option. 41.6% of small businesses (0-19 employees) in Australia have an online presence (ABS 2012), indicating that almost 60% of businesses are potentially missing out on a growing revenue stream. Additionally, six out of every ten adults actively shopped online in […]

Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities

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Bathurst Regional Council offers local businesses and organisations the opportunity to partner or sponsor different Council business events from time to time. This allows your business or organisation to showcase your products and services to a diverse audience. The packages are flexible and can provide you with great exposure across the Bathurst business community. Council has a number of […]

Grants and Funding


Business Accelerator Funding  The NSW Government recently announced a new $500,000 Murray Darling Regional Business Accelerator Program fund to support businesses in the Murray Darling Basin to undertake new marketing or technology projects. The program will offer matched funding up to $10,000 for activities including website development, digital media campaigns, or new product packaging. The Murray Darling […]

Bathurst ranks highly

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The Regional Australia Institute, a respected and independent research body, recently completed Australia’s first “Competitiveness Index” study which ranks LGAs against ten key themes to track performance, challenges and growth potential. This national study incorporated all 563 Local Government Areas. One of the indicators of the study is “Local Economic Development Support”, which was assessed […]

Bathurst ID Profile

ID Profile

Bathurst Regional Council subscribes to a series of demographic information resources designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public about the characteristics of Bathurst’s population and how they are changing. The ID profile site consists of 4 sections: Community Profile – provides demographic analysis for Bathurst and its suburbs based on results […]



 In an Australian first, seven of NSW’s leading regional cities, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga, have united to form the Evocities. The campaign aims to change perceptions of life in a regional city and encourage people to live, work and invest in an Evocity. It showcases the abundance of opportunities in the Evocities […]



Bathurst Jobs has been developed to coincide with the Evocities campaign and aims to provide a local gateway for job-seekers, employers and employment agencies. With an intuitive interface and a wealth of helpful information, Bathurst Jobs is much more than just a job searching site. People and families looking to make a ‘city change’ from […]