Our Initiatives

Business excellence awards

In the photo is from left to right
Amanda Embling, Paul Tatchell – CR, Antony Galea, Dr Michael Ryan, Sarah Maguire, Darren Rix.

Executive Summary

The 2022 – 2027 Strategic Plan for the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce has been developed to establish the future directions to activate Ballan by encouraging visitors and support businesses.

Recently the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce began the process of starting to think of their local businesses as a shopping centre rather than individuals so they can approach collectively marketing and promoting the area as such.

5 Year Strategic Plan Download

Community Bank Ballan & District

The Chamber of Commerce was instrumental for the opening of the Ballan & District Community Bank branch in Ballan (Bendigo Bank Franchise).

Ballan Community Bank
Business excellence awards

Business Excellence Awards

Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards is the opportunity for your business to be recognised for its outstanding contribution to the regional community.

Ballan Farmers Market

With help of the Ballan Chamber of Commerce a monthly Farmers Market was started in November 2011, a community based and volunteer run, not-for-profit market donating proceeds back to local charities and organisations.

Ballan Farmers Maarket
Regional Tourism

Regional Tourism

The Chamber of Commerce actively advocates for business and tourism in the region and has been responsible for some major initiatives including the production and distribution of 20,000 Tourist Maps.

Ballan Arboretum

Ballan is investing in trees for the future. The Chamber of Commerce supports the Ballan Arboretum Group in their vision for Ballan to become Australia’s first town within an arboretum. In its simplest form an arboretum is a place with trees.

Ballan Arboretum