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Our Guide to doing Business in Bass Coast provides a range of information to assist with setting up your business:

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

Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) - Business Support Service

Our local Concierge team is ready to assist Gippsland businesses, with a tailored and personalised approach, that will connect you to the information and services relevant to your business. Along with our partners, we provide a coordinated approach to help local people access the many government and private sector programs that exist to support businesses.

Following your consultation with your local Concierge, your business may be eligible for funding through the Latrobe Valley Business and Industry Capability Fund to support the growth of your business.

If you are interested in expanding and growing your business please see how we can help you or contact your local business Concierge

Looking forward to another year of working with you all in supporting our business community Gippsland wide!

Investing in Bass Coast

Our Economic Development Strategy 2016-2021 provides a framework to promote and facilitate sustainable economic development in Bass Coast.

Invest in Bass Coast provides information that will assist you in deciding if you want to start your new business in Bass Coast.

For more information on setting up a business or investing in Bass Coast, contact our Economic Development team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 03 5671 2211 or email

Phillip Island and San Remo Visitor Economy Strategy 2035: Growing Tourism

Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of Bass Coast. In fact, Bass Coast is the second most dependent shire on tourism in Australia, after Uluru.

Over a third of the population is employed by the tourism industry, which attracts over 1.85 million visitors annually. Visitor numbers are projected to grow by 4.2 per cent per year to reach over 4 million visitors by 2035.

To find out more about our strategic approach to tourism, you can read the Phillip Island and San Remo Visitor Economy Strategy 2035, Growing Tourism.