There are a number of industry associations with a presence in Ballarat, including Commerce Ballarat, Australian Industry Group, Bridge Mall Business Association and the Buninyong Traders Association
Membership of an association can have many benefits for new and established businesses.
Operating a business can be challenging. Staying up-to-date on industry trends and opportunities can give you confidence and your business direction.
Have you considered joining an industry association?
Stay up-to-date with business news
You can subscribe to our Economic Development e-newsletter
As a subscriber you will receive information about:
Strategic project updates
Business development and networking events
State and federal government updates
You can also speak with our Business Engagement Officer about how your business is going by calling 5320 5500 or emailing email@example.com
Share your business success stories
We are proud of the diverse business community in Ballarat. Small, medium and large businesses in various sectors not only service our local community but also contribute to the overall economic strength of our region.
We love to hear about and share your success.
If you are celebrating a contract win, moving into a new facility, or milestone in your business, please contact us on 03 5320 5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to run a food business in Ballarat
Any Ballarat business that sells food or drink must register their food premises with us.
Our officers will inspect your premises and issue a certificate of Food Act Registration. Once received, you can handle food for sale at your premises.
How much does it cost to register a business?
Your fees will be determined based on the details you have provided in your application.
What if I only want to operate temporarily?
If your community group or business intends to operate from a temporary or mobile food premises, such as a market stall, food truck or cart, you still need to register with us.
If you are proposing to operate a Class 4 food premises, such as a sausage sizzle, you will need to notify us.
Are you a not-for-profit organisation wanting to sell food to raise funds?
If you intend to open a new food-related business, it is important you are aware of our role in monitoring and advising all food businesses in the municipality to ensure they comply with safe and suitable food standards. This includes all businesses which handle, pack, prepare and sell food.
Our duties under the Act include:
- assessing risk to food safety at restaurants, cafes, aged care facilities and caterers
- testing food samples to ensure they are fit for human consumption and comply with the Food Standards Code
- acting on complaints