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Council Tourism Mailing List: Council's Manager Tourism and Communications regularly passes on relevant information to tourism based businesses, sign up to be on the mailing list here. 

Access Incentive Scheme: Blayney Shire Council offers an Access Incentive Scheme to assist in improving access compliance to local businesses and community organisations with premises in a Main Street and/or hospitality outlets prioritised. Read more about the program here. 

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Orange360 is a joint regional tourism initiative between Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Council.

It unites our people, places and produce that make our region unique. Most importantly it needs to include our local tourism operators so you may benefit from the 1 million visitors to the Orange Region annually who spend over $300 million a year. Download the partnership prospectus here and register now to join the Orange360 community.

You can contact Orange360 on 02 6361 7271 if you would like to discuss membership.

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Service NSW: Easy to do Business Program

Service NSW for Business provides free, ongoing and personalised support for every stage of your business. Service NSW can help businesses access government services, information and advice to support businesses to grow in the NSW economy.

Businesses can:

  • talk to a Business Concierge over the phone, in person or online
  • get independent advice from a Business Connect advisor, and access a range of events, webinars and online resources
  • create a Business Profile to make it easier to manage government transactions and business licences 
  • For more information call 13 77 88 or visit service.nsw.gov.au/business
 BizHQ - Business Advice for Business in Regional NSW

BizHQ Central West

For over 30 years, BizHQ has supported thousands of regional and rural small businesses to start, grow, survive, and thrive. Through our tailored training, advice, and mentoring services, we build skills, capability, sustainability, and resilience in communities throughout the NSW Central West and beyond. It’s all part of our goal to reduce disadvantage and increase economic participation and inclusion.

Workshops and Webinars are hosted reguarly by BizHQ both online or face to face. See the list of upcoming workshops here or join the mailing list here. 

Business Connect is a FREE dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Whether you are just starting out with a great business idea or looking to expand and grow your business, Business Connect can help you on your journey to business success. Customers can access up to 8 hours of support per financial year (including 1:1 business advice sessions and group events). Read more or book an appointment online. 

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Grant Finder: This guided search will help you find grants, funding and support programs from across various levels of government. Answer a few questions about your business to find grants and programs you may be eligible for. business.gov.au/grants-and-programs

Guides: Online guides to help you plan, start and run your business. You'll find resources, tools and where to go for more help. business.gov.au/guide

Events and Training: Find government run or government funded events and training for your business. These events can help you improve your business skills, learn about government grants or grow your network. Many of the events list are online and free. business.gov.au/events-and-training

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Destination NSW

NSW First Program: Destination NSW delivers the NSW First program to assist tourism businesses around the State to develop, promote and sell their tourism products. It includes face to face workshops and online webcasts that offer ‘how-to’ insights on a range of topics for the tourism industry, with events to be added to the calendar throughout the year. 


Website Listing: Tourism related businesses can be listed on the visitnsw.com website for free through the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse as a way to promote their business. \

Stay up to date with DNSW by subscribing to their newsletter.

 Destination Central West NSW

Destination Central West NSW (DNCW) 

Destination Central West NSW (DNCW) is one of seven Destination Networks (DNs) in regional NSW, established by the NSW Government to improve regional stakeholder engagement and better support the visitor economy of regional NSW.

Their principal role is to represent and coordinate the growth and development of the visitor economy within these LGAs. They do this by delivering regional funding and industry development programs and identifying infrastructure needs and investment opportunities in partnership with government agencies, tourism organisations, and operators, guided by the Central West NSW Destination Management Plan 2022-2030 (DMP).

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Last modified: 25 Aug 2023