Business associations and groups

Find your local business associations and groups.

What is a business association or group

A business association or group brings together businesses in the community.

Funded by its members, its role is to advocate for and support the interests of local businesses.

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

Clarendon Street lies in the heart of South Melbourne. It acts as a link between the city and Port Phillip. While Coventry Street offers a mix of iconic food and boutique shopping and is home to many specialty homewares and cookware stores.

Fishermans Bend Business Forum

Fishermans Bend is a diverse and mix-use precinct. Visitors to the area will notice its significant cultural and built heritage. Plus, its network of gritty streets, laneways, small parks, and playgrounds.

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 connects Melbourne to the beach. The high street often hosts major events such as the St Kilda Festival and Melbourne Pride March.

Port Melbourne Business Association

Bay Street, Port Melbourne is located off Beaconsfield Parade. It has a mix of retail, hospitality, and professional service businesses. A gateway to the Westgate Freeway, it connects the west to Port Phillip.

Prosperous Port Phillip Business Advisory Group

In September 2020, Port Phillip Council set up a business advisory group.

Its role is to help support recovery efforts for local traders hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The advisory group works with Council to define the future vision for Port Phillip's economy.

It aims to:

  • lift gross local product
  • create or attract new jobs to Port Phillip.

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 every two months with Councillor delegates also in attendance.

Business Advisory Group Terms of Reference