BizMonth kicks off for September

Naomi Simson

BizMonth is a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst Business Chamber, Western Advocate, 99.3 B-Rock FM, Bathurst City Life, Central NSW Business HQ and CenWest Innovate. It celebrates success and diversity in the business community of Bathurst. You can get involved too! Shop local during BizMonth for your chance to win a Kia Picanto!  BizMonth […]

Get your business involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

Grab your knits and beanies! Bathurst Winter Festival is back for 2017. The festival will run for two weeks from 1–16 July, featuring an open air ice rink, ferris wheel, carousel and illumination on CBD buildings. Two key night events will take place featuring gourmet food, local wine and craft ales. “Ignite the Night” will launch the festival on Saturday 1 […]

Major Boost for Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card!

Morgan Price with the Buy Local gift cards at W J Coote & Sons (jewellery). Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK 122116card1

The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card, an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council, has been given a major boost following the announcement that the Bathurst RSL Club has joined the program. The RSL Club will be using the cards in their regular prize draws for members, and issuing them as redemptions for accumulated members’ points. Bathurst […]

Dr Keith Suter Informs and Inspires!


The presentation by renowned futurist Dr Keith Suter at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on 28 February was a genuinely extraordinary one. A crowd of 130 local business leaders and community members gathered to hear Dr Suter speak on the current international and domestic economic and political situation. Dr Suter’s ability to synthesize so much […]

International affairs expert and futurist to speak in Bathurst

Suter with logo

Bathurst Regional Council, in partnership with the NSW Department of Industry, is excited to be bringing Dr Keith Suter to Bathurst for ‘Back to Business Week’. Dr Suter is a global futurist, thought leader and author, and the International Affairs Expert on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.  Keith holds three doctorates and is a member of […]

Small Business First


Have you heard about Small Business First? Small Business First, is an online community fighting for Australian small businesses. With free membership (and always free) their community will be empowered through access to exclusive deals, support, and campaigns for action. Check out their website for current offers, answers to your questions via the community forum and […]

Bathurst Main Street Fund 2017


Council has recently completed Stage 1 of the updated Main Street Study, which focuses on William and George Streets, part of Howick Street and Church Street. To support the study, Council is inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners to undertake the recommendations of the study and repair buildings within the Bathurst […]

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 […]