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Our Guide to doing Business in Bass Coast provides a range of information to help you set up your business, including:

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

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 help you to decide 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

Our strategic approach to tourism is guided by the Phillip Island 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 living on Phillip Island is employed by the tourism industry, which attracts over 1.85 million visitors annually and visitor numbers are projected to grow by 4.2 per cent per year to reach over 4 million visitors by 2035.