Love local

Support our Love Local campaign and Darebin businesses by shopping and eating out in your neighbourhood.

By shopping local, you’re not only supporting local jobs, but you’re also helping small businesses support recreational groups, community groups, sporting clubs and more. Whether it’s a beautiful bunch of flowers from your local florist, a new outfit from a nearby boutique, or a fresh haircut at your favorite barber, let’s keep local businesses in mind and keep it local.

Love Local pre-paid cards

We launched the Love Local Card program to encourage the community to spend money with Darebin businesses by shopping and dining locally. 

Special pre-paid Love Local Cards to the value of $30 and $50 were given to eligible community members. 

See our Love Local Card page for all the details.

Darebin Business Map

The past year has presented Darebin’s local business community with unprecedented challenges. Council have been working on numerous initiatives to help support local industry and businesses, as well as supporting the wider economic recovery of the greater Darebin community.

As part of our Love Local campaign, we have built the Darebin Business Map to encourage the Darebin and wider community to shop and eat locally, source supplies from local businesses and to engage local professionals.

Check out the Darebin Business Map 

Extended Outdoor Dining

Council’s Extended Outdoor Dining Project has been made possible with support from the Victorian Government. To date, this program has added over 1,250 additional seats for cafes and restaurants across Darebin.

This project allows cafes, bars and restaurants to serve more customers and employ more staff during this challenging time.

Read more about our Extended Outdoor Dining Project.