2020 has been the year that we’ve all wanted to go that extra mile to support our local businesses, and this time of the year is no exception.

By shopping local you’re helping to support your community and fantastic business owners that have had the worst trading year imaginable.

Below we’ve included some information on shopping local to help you tick off your ‘naughty or nice’ lists, hopefully with more ticks on the latter.

There are some amazing local and regional initiatives that have launched in the past few months that really focus their energy on supporting the small local businesses in our region.

Check out each of these fantastic schemes to see how you can support the local businesses in our region.

We’re all in this together!

Borough of Queenscliff
3225 Love Local Shop Local

Promoting and advertising offers for local businesses in the 3225 region.
Lots of our local business are still operating, if not in person, via contactless pick up, or online. There are loads of offers from our local businesses, and this is a great place to bring them all together and to promote all things local!

For more information and a full list of offers, check out their Facebook Page @3225lovelocalshoplocal.

City of Greater Geelong
It’s Our Backyard, Let’s Think Local First

The City of Greater Geelong has developed this initiative to inspire our community to think local first. Supporting businesses in our backyard helps local people, local industries and Geelong’s economy.
Love Central Geelong
Your “go to guide” on discovering where to eat, what to see-do-visit-play-shop and explore in Central Geelong. Download the FREE app from your app store and access What’s On, What’s Open, Offers & Events, and tips on getting around in the city.
With over 1200 local businesses and 500 professional services on board, you’ll have all your business and personal needs catered for.

Tourism Greater Geelong & Bellarine / Visit Victoria
Click for Vic
This campaign encourages Victorians to experience some of our state’s best produce and products – right from the comfort of their own home. It connects Victorians with local producers, creators and businesses across the state and urges them to support fellow Victorians by ordering produce and products directly to their door.