Small Business Month

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How can Council best support our small businesses?

Share your feedback for a chance to win a one-on-one business mentoring session

Message from the Mayor

Woollahra Mayor - Councillor Susan Wynne

We know our local businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic and that small businesses are a vital part of our local community. Together we can help support our small businesses by shopping locally.

We are keen to continue the support we have already offered to small businesses, and this starts with finding out their priorities which will help inform our response. We also want to know the best way for Council to communicate with our small business owners.

We'd love to hear from local small businesses and invite them to complete this short survey. All responses will have the chance to win a 1 hour free business coaching session.

Survey closes Friday October 30 2020

Councillor Susan Wynne - Mayor of Woollahra

Small Business News

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Watch our Small Business Month webinars

Business Connector

Find out about small business support services, campaigns and grants available from state and local governments and non-for profit organisations.

Our presenters discuss support available to your business for COVID-19 recovery, government grants, local government procurement and general business growth.

For more information on the services presented in the webinar, visit the links below:

Thriving Through Change

Hosted by Michel Fegent of Atticus Hospitality and President of the Paddington Business Chamber, watch our webinar featuring local business owners and managers, sharing honest and inspiring stories about how their businesses have pivoted in response to COVID-19 and other unexpected changes.

Ben Lucas - Flow Athletic
Lisa Caldwell - Pre Loved Closet
Toby Chick - Rose Bay Hotel

Giovanna Lever of business consultants Sparrowly Group also presents strategy advice for businesses in a changing economic environment.

Online Business Bites: Leading Through Uncertainty

Nicole Hatherly

Join us for this interactive online workshop with Leadership Strategist Nicole Hatherly. With confident and consistent leadership, your team can continue to deliver exceptional outcomes during times of change.

Thursday 22 October,


Zoom - registration essential

Placemaking Grants

Pound Paws Dog Day at The Golden Sheaf
Pound Paws Dog Day at the Golden Sheaf - 2019/2020 Woollahra Placemaking Grant recipient

The second round of the 2020/2021 Placemaking Grants is open for applications

The Woollahra Council Placemaking Grants Program supports projects to connect our people and the places they share.

The second round of the 2020/21 program is offering grants of up to $3,500 for owners of commercial properties, business owners/operators and not-for-profit organisations who provide an activity or program that contributes to our commercial centres being vital public destinations.

Applications close Saturday 31 October 2020.

Visit our Placemaking Grants page for more information and to apply.

Our Environment Our Business

Woollahra Council’s business sustainability program

Does your business already promote sustainability?

Would you like support to make your business more sustainable?

Woollahra Council’s business sustainability program, Our Environment Our Business supports and showcases local businesses and not-for-profits who are leading the way with sustainability action.

Join the program and we’ll help you showcase your business and the sustainability steps you’re taking, to make your efforts & actions more visible. You'll also get discounts, services, mentoring & info to help you reduce energy bills, avoid single-use plastics, manage waste & more.


For more information, please contact:

Kate Burgess
Placemaking Coordinator
02 9391 7156