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Bass Coast is a vibrant community within easy commuting distance from Melbourne.

With successful agribusiness and service industries and welcoming over 3.4 million visitors per year, the opportunities for new businesses are excellent. Our municipality is experiencing rapid growth in its economic base and the growing population also means skilled trades people and service industry workers are in high demand.

Bass Coast is an ideal place to raise a family in a friendly regional community that embraces true country values.

Starting a business or investing?

Information on demographics, our major industries and other projects can all be found at Business in Bass Coast. Council's Economic Development staff are available to discuss new business development and investment opportunities.

Council's Guide to doing Business in Bass Coast (PDF 441kb) provides a ranges of information to assist with the setting up of your business. Included is information on:

  • Planning and building
  • Footpath trading
  • Liquor licensing
  • Tourism and directional signage and
  • Good access

Need to know more?

Visit Business in Bass Coast for more information or contact the Economic Development Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 03 5671 2211. 

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