Business associations and groups

The City of Port Phillip works with various stakeholder groups to support businesses across the Municipality.

There are some formal Trader Associations with Special Rates within the City of Port Phillip who represent the interests of Traders on their streets. Where these Associations don't exist, Council collaborates with other Groups and Trader representatives.

Acland Street Village Business Association

Acland Street Village located in St Kilda, is renowned for its cake shops, al fresco dining, mix of retail plus home to Luna Park, Palais Theatre and St Kilda Beach.

Carlisle Street Traders Association

Gritty but pretty, Carlisle Street has retained its authentic creative edge with curious and cool bars, independent retailers and cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants.

Clarendon and Coventry Streets Business Association

Situated in the heart of South Melbourne, Clarendon Street is a direct link between Melbourne's city and the City of Port Phillip.

Intersecting Clarendon Street and the gateway to South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street offers a mix of iconic food, independent boutiques and specialty homeware and cookware stores.

Elwood Village Traders Association

There's something for everyone on Ormond Road, Elwood with its café culture, boutique retail and convenience stores. As the Association name suggests, this high street provides a village experience and lifestyle.

Fishermans Bend Business Forum

A diverse and mixed use precinct, Fishermans Bend offers modern inner city neighbourhoods, celebrating the area's significant cultural and built heritage and network of gritty streets and laneways, plus includes small parks and playgrounds throughout.

Aerial photo of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area in Melbourne, showing the industrial precinct of Sandridge and the Westgate Freeway

Fitzroy Street Business Association

Fitzroy Street, St Kilda is a major thoroughfare directly connecting Melbourne to the beach. The high street is often host to major events such as the St Kilda Festival and Melbourne Pride March.

Port Melbourne Business Association

Bay Street, Port Melbourne located off Beach Road, is conveniently a gateway to the Westgate Freeway, connecting the west to Port Phillip. Bay Street offers a mix of retail, hospitality and professional service businesses.

Prosperous Port Phillip Business Advisory Group

A business advisory group was established by Port Phillip Council in September 2020 to help support recovery efforts for local traders hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Advisory Group works together with Council to define the desired future vision for Port Phillip’s economy, lift gross local product, and create or attract new jobs to the Municipality. Members identify and facilitate the co-creation and co-contribution of short, medium and longer-term actions Council can make to achieve a vibrant and thriving City.

The Advisory Group meets monthly with Councillors also in attendance.