Employ Local


This summer, businesses doors are open again and visitors are returning to our beautiful region.

However, many of our businesses will be struggling to return to business as usual. Whether it’s staffing shortages or employees are just a little rusty after a long break, your service and experience could well be a little slower, or just a little different as we all find our feet. Please be patient; after all, we’ve learnt to appreciate the things we’ve missed - and know it’s worth the wait. 

Let’s all do our best to be kind to business - and to staff - whenever we buy local.

Looking for Seasonal Staff? - Try JobLink

To help local businesses to Employ Local, we’ve launched the Yarra Ranges JobLink - an online employment portal for those who want to live and work local. It’s free for both employers and jobseekers to sign up, and helps connect prospective employees with local employers.

Hospitality Jump Start for Jobs

For those looking to develop an exciting career in our vibrant hospitality and tourism industry, our Hospitality Jump Start for Jobs training programs are free for locals looking to gain professional skills and employment. Run in conjunction with our partners Cire Training and Box Hill Institute Lilydale, students are also connected to hospitality businesses looking for qualified staff. Email business@yarraranges.vic.gov if you'd like to be notified when registration for the next course opens.