Business Trader Groups and Networks

Business and Trader Group Led Recovery Grants are now open.
Please visit our grants page to learn more.

Why Should You Be Involved? 

Council is committed to supporting and promoting the establishment and/or development of Business and Trader Groups (BTG) that are sustainable and highly functioning. Council encourages practices that enable a co-operative approach to their management, promotion, and marketing.

The purpose and role of a Business and Trader Group is to:

  • Improve the viability and vitality of its members and activity base(i.e. township, centre, shopping strip, region.)
  • Represent the views of its business community & facilitate a shared vision
  • Provide a central point of contact for Council, Government agencies, businesses, and other stakeholders.
  • Advocate to Council and other key stakeholders in a unified voice.
  • Oversee key township, Mainstreet and shopping strip marketing, promotion and communication activities and ensure that these are integrated
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to realise its vision.
  • Build relationships among its business community and with Council and other government and community groups.

Specifically, the framework will enable community led and inclusive local business collaboration, networking, and advocacy, that results in a pathway to sustainable economic prosperity.

 Business-and-Trader-Groups-Why-should-you-be-involved-Flyer-V2-1.pdf(PDF, 4MB)

Find a local business or trader group near you:

Local trader groups operating in Yarra Ranges:


Business and Trader Groups: 


Other Groups:

  • Belgrave & Tecoma Township Group
  • Belgrave Community Bank
  • Kalorama & Mt Dandenong Action Group
  • Monbulk & District Community Bank
  • Rotary Club of Belgrave
  • Rotary Club Monbulk & District
  • Upwey Community Bank


Business and Trader Groups:


Other Groups:

  • Chirnside Park Shopping Centre
  • Kilsyth Community Action Group
  • Lilydale Township Action Group
  • Mooroolbark MAP
  • Mooroolbark Community Bank
  • Mooroolbark Traders Association
  • Mooroolbark Umbrella Group
  • Mt Evelyn Community Bank
  • Mt Evelyn Township Group
  • Rotary Club of Croydon & Montrose
  • Rotary Club of Lilydale


Business and Trader Groups: 


Other Groups:

  • Badger Creek Community Planning Group
  • Coldstream Voice
  • Healesville Community Bank
  • Rotary of Healesville


Upper Yarra

Business and Trader Groups:


Other Groups: 

  • Millgrove Residents Action Group
  • Reeftin McMahons Community
  • Rotary Club Upper Yarra
  • Rotary Club Wandin
  • Seville Shopping Centre
  • Wandin - Seville Community Bank
  • Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank
  • Warburton Advancement League
  • WHYLD Community Group
  • Woori Yallock & District Community Bank
  • Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centre - Warburton Business Centre


Other Networks and Associations:

Agriculture Networks

Tourism Networks

The Yarra Ranges is known for tourism, with a large number of diverse businesses that support the tourism industry including:

  • Tour operators
  • Travel agents
  • Accommodation providers
  • Food service providers
  • Recreation service providers
  • Transport and hire services.

Networking with like minded businesses can help support and grow your business, there are a number of groups in our local region. Please see the links below to find the most suitable group for you.  



Arts Networks