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Explore ways to expand your business using available grants and incentives, funding options, and connections to platforms for sharing knowledge. Understand industry specific regulations, strategic plans, innovation and collaboration opportunities.
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Innovation and developed networks can help your business can thrive. The Mornington Peninsula Shire is here to help you achieve excellence and support your long-term vision for resilience, inclusion and sustainability.

If you need further help, email a Business Support Officer or call 03 5950 1446

Is your business a place where everyone feels welcome? Find resources to inform and guide innovative ways to address Accessibility and Inclusion in your workplace.

The Best Bites program celebrates outstanding local food businesses, and recognises the industry’s commitment to food safety, health and wellbeing, practicing sustainability, and ensuring access and inclusion for all.

The Business Excellence Awards recognise innovation, sustainability and excellence across all industry sectors. It’s a chance to showcase the excellent work that local businesses do.

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial for business continuity. It ensures employee safety, protects assets, maintains customer trust, and enhances resilience, enabling swift recovery and minimal disruption to operations.

The Fair Work Ombudsman wants to make it easier for small businesses to access information about their workplace obligations. Their Small Business Showcase has resources, advice and information tailored for you, covering everything from hiring employees, to calculating pay and resolving issues in the workplace.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a non-profit aiming to make a difference, or a business looking to innovate and grow, a grant could be the financial boost you need.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council aims to procure goods, services and works in a fair and ethical manner that supports local business, for more information please download our Procurement Policy and see our page on Social, Environmental and Local Procurement.

You can find a list of Current Tenders and Expressions of Interest and Awarded Tenders on the Mornington Peninsula Shire website.

Suppliers and Contractors wishing to tender or quote for certain works may be required to first become registered and pre-qualified to do so.

The mental health and wellbeing of employees and employers is crucial to business success. Find resources to help you create a workplace that prioritises mental health and promotes overall wellbeing.

In a world filled with opportunities and challenges, advice and mentoring offer valuable guidance for personal growth and success.

Understand when you need a business permit on the Mornington Peninsula and how to apply. Including:

  • business signage
  • footpath trading
  • food business requirements
  • health and accommodation business requirements
  • home based businesses
  • mobile food vans
  • domestic animal business registration
  • parklet permits
  • events

A month-long program of opportunities for professional development, networking and knowledge sharing to inspire new, innovative ways of thinking, the Small Business Festival is an occasion to empower and support our diverse small business community. 1-31 August 2024.

Use these resources to understand how adopting eco-friendly practices not only reduces environmental impact but also enhances your business reputation and resilience.

Whether it’s a Shire team, formal business group, industry association or co-working spaces there are many opportunities for your businesses to leverage the work that others are doing and build your business networks.


Find inspiration from our case studies and learn new skills from local experts.

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Content reviewed and updated: January 2024

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