Business resources and support

business resources

Find the latest details on our economic and business profile, as well as resources and organisations to support your business development.


Webinar recordings

  • Darebin Business Webinar Series was an initiative of Darebin City Council’s $11.8M Community and Business Recovery and Resilience Package in 2020. Through this series lo cal industry experts provided information and advice on a range of topics including business development, leadership, marketing, cashflow, workplace wellbeing and much more to help support you and your business. Watch the Darebin Business Webinar series or choose individual webinars to learn more.
  • Sustainability Matters is an annual free event showcasing Darebin Businesses and discussions focus on sharing what local businesses do to minimise their carbon footprint whilst reducing their bills, increasing business productivity, efficiency and being innovative. Watch last years event on the Sustainable Business You Tube Playlist.

Online resources


Industry and business

  • Darebin Enterprise Centre Ltd (DECL) is a non-profit organisation that can help with the start up and growth of your small business.
  • Small Business Mentoring Service is an independent non-profit organisation that provides one-on-one advice from an experienced mentor in your field.
  • Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource offering a range of services such as starting or buying a business, finding the right licences, employing and managing people, and much more.
  • National Retailers Association is a non-profit organisation that support, inform, protect and represent the interests of retailers and quick service restaurants.
  • Social Traders is a non-profit organisation that supports and encourages the establishment of social enterprises Australia-wide. Social Enterprises take a number of forms and deliver outcomes as diverse as employment for the disadvantaged, production of important goods and services, or fundraising for other charitable activities and community projects.
  • NORTH Link is a northern regional partnership of industry, education and government established for the purposes of economic development, regional marketing and promotion of Melbourne’s north. NORTH Link also provides information to prospective business investors in Melbourne’s north.
  • Inner Northern Group Training was established by local government to promote employment through the apprenticeship and traineeship systems.
  • The Inner Northern Local Learning and Employment Network (INLLEN) is a non-profit organisation funded by the Victorian Government that aims to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people aged 10-19 years in the municipalities of Darebin, Moreland and Yarra.

Employment, education and training

  • LaTrobe University run their courses in Entrepreneurship and Business at their Bundoora location. They also run an accelerator for startups and have expanded into a range of online and short courses.
  • Melbourne Polytechnic TAFE have industry-specific courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Management and short courses. For more information you can visit their Skills and Jobs Centre.