Business Events


Monash Council supports and hosts a variety of events designed to provide training or networking opportunities. Training ranges from starting your own business to how to carry out a marketing campaign. Council’s networking events are fun, interactive and feature inspiring keynote speakers.

To keep up-to-date, subscribe to Council's First for Business e-newsletter.

The Monash City Council hosts a variety of business events for the benefit of the local business community.

These include Small Business Victoria Workshops for business education and advice, the Small Business Bus visits, Networking events, Business Awards, and specialist tours of relevant business or research/collaboration sites. 

We also partner with neighbouring Councils, the Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC), the South East Melbourne Manufacturer’s Alliance (SEMMA) and the Monash Business Awards, promoting the business events that they host, which may be of relevance and interest to our own business community.


Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements most of our regular face to face business events are on hold.

Instead we bring a wide range of online business events, workshops/webinars to our local businesses, with topics specifically designed to help through this period of uncertainty.

To view the most up to date events on offer, please visit the Business e-newsletter page and sign up to regularly receive our First for Business e-newsletter.

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time (via Zoom)

Marketing is a vital tool to establish your brand and build a loyal customer base. Find out what it takes to make your business stand out from the crowd at this interactive two-hour workshop that will show you how to build your own marketing strategy from the ground up.
Let your next steps be guided by an experienced marketing professional with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share, that will show you how to get it right first time and make the most out of your marketing spend.
Thursday 13 August 2020, 9.30am – 11.30am
Cost:  Free
Online event - Zoom details will be sent prior to the event
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Building Resilience: How to prepare for business challenges (via Zoom)

A crisis is no time to expect to make sound business decisions. Learn how to assess the ‘what ifs’ and plan ahead to meet them, foot forward, at this practical, interactive workshop packed with relevant, useful advice to improve the continuity and resilience of your business.
Understand and assess your exposure to risk. Then plan and prepare how you would manage your response and recovery.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Costs: Free

Online event - Zoom details will be sent prior to the event

Book online:

Upskill My Business: Emerge stronger with free online learning 

The Victorian Government is giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic FREE access to top online short courses and training events so they can plan for a stronger future and take advantage of new opportunities. Courses on offer can help you regain ground to find more customers, better manage cash flow or just prepare for new market conditions.

Book online:

ATO:  Key webinar topics for small business 

The Australian Tax Office is offering small businesses FREE key webinar topics for small business.  This webinar series has been split into different session topics that cover both general and industry-specific areas of tax obligations.  Each session runs for approximately 45-60 minutes.

Book online:

More events and workshops

For further information please contact the Economic Development Unit on 9518 3577 or

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Last updated: 05 August 2020