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.

MyBusiness Week 2020: The must-attend virtual conference for small to medium business

Register now for the all-encompassing, entirely FREE MyBusiness Week - a unique, live-broadcast event designed specifically to case a spotlight on the strategies, trends, products, services, people and companies that are helping shape the future of what is the back bone of the Australian economy.

There's no denying that times are extremely tough for small to medium business owners. Get the right information, strategies, tactics and tools to help drive Australia's post-COVID economic resurgence.

With over 20 expert-led sessions, keynote addresses by government officials, fireside chats, panel discussions, product solution demos, networking opportunities and one-on-one conversations with product and service providers - you will gain the critical information and vital tactics needed to ensure your business not only survives the COVID crisis, but thrives.

Tailor your schedule to your needs by registering for the sessions you feel are most valuable to you and your business.  But remember, they are all FREE to attend and 100% online.

Set aside a few hours each day to work on your business and plan for the coming months.

29 September - 1 October 2020, 10am - 3:30pm

Cost: FREE

Online Conference:

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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This email newsletter promotes business and networking activity. It features business events, training opportunities and local information relevant to the business community.

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Last updated: 10 September 2020