Business in Bass Coast

Bass Coast is a vibrant community within easy commuting distance from Melbourne. Bass Coast has demonstrated consistent growth over the past decade. As the region grows, so do the opportunities to invest, live and work.

Bass Coast Shire Council Economic Development Strategy 2016-2021 (PDF 1.8MB) provides a framework to promote and facilitate sustainable economic development in Bass Coast. At a practical, operational level the Strategy will:

  • deliver the community and Council’s vision and objectives in relation to economic development
  • provide direction for Council to identify and prioritise activity across the municipality
  • provide clear, practical and achievable actions; and
  • communicate with stakeholder agencies, businesses and the community.

Council's Economic Development and Tourism Team presented the following reports at the August 2018 Council meeting:

Bass Coast is changing from a rural community based on agriculture, fishing and tourism. It is now a dynamic, modern community with greater opportunities, evolving services and technologies, and options for commuting. Along with it's development, Bass Coast still maintains a rural community feeling.

Bass Coast Shire Council supports the Shire becoming a major regional centre based upon:

  • Attracting knowledge workers to the region
  • Investing in the arts and education
  • Supporting traditional and emerging industry sectors

A local business directory and useful information for those interested in starting or growing a business in the area can be found on the Business in Bass Coast website.

Are you about to start a business or want to grow an existing business?

The Business in Bass Coast website aims to encourage new businesses to the region and to support and help towards the growth of existing businesses. Council staff are also available to discuss new business development and investment opportunities.

This site also has a Job Opportunities Portal that matches employment opportunities and job seekers and send emails to both parties setting up the opportunity for communication between them.

Invest in Bass Coast (PDF 977kb) provides information that will assist you in deciding if you want to start your new business in Bass Coast.
The website also has useful information like:

Fact sheets
Visitor information

To stay up to date with the latest Economic Development news contact the Economic Development team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278), 03 5671 2211 or and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Free Information Services

Business Victoria provides easy to use, free information services that can put your business on the right path. Save time and money by using these services to access small business resources, ask questions, find contacts and use these Step by Step guides to develop personalised checklists.
This comprehensive online resource provides practical information on how to:

  • register your business
  • setting up business premises
  • tax and financial management

Want to find out more?

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

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