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.

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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.


Business Events
Date Event

12 February 2020

Home Based Business Event

10am to 11.30am
The Waverley International, 301 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Do you run your business from home? Want to meet like-minded home based business operators? Then this is the networking event for you! For those of you who find networking daunting, there will be a structured networking element for 20 minutes and then unstructured networking for the rest of the event.

Read more and book: Home Based Business Event

19 February 2020

Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

9am to 12.30pm
The Waverley International, 301 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Get ready and prepare to get your business off to the right start in the new year at this practical three and a half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insights to share. Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step.

Read more and book: Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

12 March 2020

26 March 2020

Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

Session 1: Thursday, 12 March (9am to 12pm)
Session 2: Thursday, 26 March (9am to 11.30am)

Eastern Innovation Centre, 5a Hartnett Close, Mulgrave

Whether you have worked long hours developing your innovation or have an idea that is still untested, you need to plan each stage of how you will get your idea to the market to create a profitable business. Objectively assess the business potential of your idea, innovation or invention and get the right support and advice in this workshop held over two sessions.

22 April 2020

4 June 2020

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) programs:

Engage Real Followers on Instagram
22 April 2020, 9am to 12pm

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising
4 June 2020, 9am to 12pm

Read more: ASBAS Digital Solutions Program

6 May 2020

Winning government business: What you need to know

9am to 12.30pm

Eastern Innovation Centre, 5a Hartnett Close, Mulgrave

Position your business to stand out and win one of the many government tender and contract opportunities regularly on offer. As well as showing you how your business will be evaluated, you will gain an understanding of the terminology, protocols and processes that must be followed when bidding for government grants, tenders or requests to quote.

More events and workshops

Eastern Innovation Business Centre - upcoming events

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

First for Business e-newsletter

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: 30 January 2020