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Sometimes it’s just about knowing who to talk to.

Let us introduce you to the contacts, organisations and networks that can support your tourism business and build your networks.

To help businesses leverage off each other there are many business networks and associations for businesses to access.  Each organisation performs a slightly different function and offer different benefits to their members. Most have annual partnership fees that vary according to the benefits and services they provide.

Local business and industry associations work to provide their members with opportunities to collaborate in marketing, share information & resources, development as well as providing a platform for business owners to connect with each other.

Listed below are some key organisations your business can tap into.

Contact them by phone, email, or visit their website.

Planning Team
For information regarding planning permits, permit extensions, change of use permits or pre-application meetings.

Phone: 03 5950 1010

Email: Planning@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Building Team

For information about swimming pools, fences, residential and commercial construction.

Phone: 03 5950 1060

Email: Customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Environment Protection & Health Team

For permits related to food safety, cafes, restaurants, beauty and hairdressers.

Phone: 03 5950 1050

Email: Customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Community Safety Team

For information and permits related to A-frames, parking, footpath trading, animals, etc

Phone: 03 5950 1050

Email: Customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Tourism Team

For tourism business and Visitor Information Centre related enquiries

Phone: 03 5950 1579

Email: info@tourism.mornpen.vic.gov.au

Economic Development Team 

For any other business assistance enquiry

Phone: 03 5950 1446

Email: business@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Our Libraries

Small business help from digital and physical resources, online learning through LinkedIn, online newspapers plus more.

Phone: 03 5950 1710

Email: askalib@mornpen.vic.gov.au

With over 40 villages and townships on the Mornington Peninsula, there are a number of trader groups and Chambers of Commerce that take responsibility for:

  • Promoting their townships and the businesses within
  • Organising events and training
  • Acting as a portal for enquiries and advocacy

Dromana Association

Email: president@dromana.org.au

Dromana Industrial Association

Email: dromanaindustrialassociation@gmail.com

Mornington Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Email: info@morningtonchamber.com.au
Website: www.morningtonchamber.com.au

Mount Eliza Chamber of Commerce

Website: www.mountelizavillage.com

Rosebud Business Estate

Email: nicole@peninsulagasandfuel.com.au

Somerville Business Group

Email: somervillebusinessgroup@gmail.com

Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce

Email: chamber@sorrento.org.au
Website: www.sorrento.org.au

Western Port Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Email: info@hastings.org.au
Website: www.hastings.org.au

If you are looking to work with other local businesses in the same industry for advocacy, advice and skill sharing, the Mornington Peninsula has a number of established business associations.

Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance

Website: www.mpmarinealliance.com
Email: mpmarinealliance@gmail.com

Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association

P:  5989 2377
E: admin@mpva.com.au
W: www.mpva.com.au

Golf Mornington Peninsula

E: info@golfmorningtonpeninsula.com.au
W: www.golfmorningtonpeninsula.com.au

Mornington Peninsula Weddings

E: committee@peninsulaweddings.com.au
W: www.peninsulaweddings.com.au

Women In Business – Mornington Peninsula

E: womeninbusinessmpvic@gmail.com
W: https://womeninbusiness.org.au/

The Mornington Peninsula hosts millions of tourists each year within our region. Connect with our local tourism operators to assist your business to tap into this market or find out about all the tourism experiences available across our region.

Local tourism associations

Mornington Peninsula Beachside Tourism Association

P: 5984 0065
E: sorrentobeachsideinfo@gmail.com
W: www.sorrentobeachsidetourism.com.au

Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Tourism Association

E: info@mphinterland.com.au
W: www.mphinterland.com.au

Northern Mornington Peninsula Tourism Inc

P: 5975 0466
E: info@nmpt.com.au
W: www.nmpt.com.au

Western Port Tourism Association Inc

P: 5909 8409
E: enquiry@visitwesternport.com.au
W: www.visitwesternport.com.au


Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism

P: 03 5925 9346
E: administration@mprtb.com 
W: www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org


Visit Victoria – state tourism body

W: https://corporate.visitvictoria.com/

Tourism Australia – national tourism body

W: https://www.tourism.australia.com/en

Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) – Victoria’s peak body for tourism leadership, advocacy and events

W: https://www.vtic.com.au/

Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) – national body for tourism leadership and industry representation

W: https://qualitytourismaustralia.com

Looking to connect with other business owners, to network and to develop new skill sets? The Mornington Peninsula has established business networks, groups and associations that may be of interest to you.

Peninsula Business Network

PBN is dedicated to support and promote businesses within the Mornington Peninsula region delivering a variety of events throughout the year including informative breakfast events, casual evening events and women in business dinner events.

W: www.peninsulabusinessnetwork.org.au

Women In Business – Mornington Peninsula

An association of Mornington Peninsula women & business leaders committed to furthering purpose-led female businesses, supporting them to thrive and to extend our positive impacts within the community.

W: https://womeninbusiness.org.au/

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a business association committed to helping Australian industry with a focus on building competitive and sustainable industries through global integration, skills development, productive and flexible workplace relations, infrastructure development and innovation.
Website Link: www.aigroup.com.au

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents the interests of businesses in Victoria and nationally. VCCI provides networking opportunities, international trade services, workplace and business training, workplace consulting and business briefings and networking.
Website Link: www.victorianchamber.com.au

South East Melbourne Manufactures Alliance (SEMMA)

SEMMA is a peak industry group representing more than 200 leading manufacturers based in South East Melbourne.
Website Link: www.semma.com.au

The Small Business Institute

The Small Business Institute is dedicated to ensuring the growth of the small business sector giving them a representative voice and providing training opportunities.
Website Link: www.tsbi.com.au/

Starting your business can be daunting, there are plenty of things to get sorted in the first couple of years, so working in a co-working space may be a beneficial step in the process.

Co-working can foster collaboration, innovation, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, start-up businesses, and people looking to transfer out of home.

What are co-working spaces?

  • Shared – individual and collective business spaces
  • Flexible – book for an hour, week, month or long-term part time or full time
  • Collaborative – openness leads to innovation business connections and opportunities
  • Diverse – according to sector, style, price and amenities.

Where are they located on the Mornington Peninsula?

Search our business directory here to find one that suits you.

If you would like to add your co-working space to this list, simply create a business listing and choose the ‘Co-working Spaces’ category under ‘Property & Accommodation’.

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